The tNFU team are quick of the mark inn 2017 and won the overall competition

Fit folk wanted to flex their muscles for charity tractor pull

The tNFU team are quick of the mark inn 2017 and won the overall competition
The NFU team were quick of the mark in 2017 and won the overall competition.


The Black Isle Show is once again throwing down the gauntlet to teams of five to flex their muscles in support of their favourite charity.

Organisers will stump up £2500 for this year’s tractor-pull event which sees teams competing to pull a 1950s Massey Ferguson over a set course of 100m.

Secretary Rod Mackenzie said: “We introduced the fundraising event last year which was a great spectacle in the main showground on the Wednesday Evening Preview. The crowds loved it and the money is well-spent, because each team has to nominate a good cause with the winner taking the largest slice of the prize fund.”

“Last year ten teams battled it out and the NFU were the victors donating their prize money to Breast Cancer and RSABI (Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution). We can take up to 16 teams and everyone gets a prize, so the more people who come forward, the more local groups will benefit.

“We want to get the entries up to sixteen teams this year, as the more we have, the more fun it is for the crowds. So if anyone thinks they can pull our Fergie for less than two minutes, they could end up with a nice pot of cash for their favourite charity or good cause.”

The Black Isle Show preview evening is on Wednesday 1 August and the main show is on Thursday 2 August, with tickets held at 2017 prices.

Rod added: “We’re holding the event on the preview evening on Wednesday, and we have four tractors, so we pitch four teams against each other in each heat. That leaves four finalists.

“Those that are left in the final deserve every penny they get.”

Teams consist of four pullers and one ‘driver’ who must be in fancy dress. The closing date is 15 July and entry forms can be found on the website at

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NOTICE – issued 20 MARCH 2020

Black Isle Farmers’ Society is closely monitoring this evolving situation. 

We are exactly 20 weeks away from the 2020 Black Isle Show.

We are approaching this situation with a positive and proactive attitude, whilst remaining realistic. 

To this end we are going ahead with the job of organising the Black Isle Show, as many tasks need to be done timeously and in advance unless there is advice or rules not to.

We have contacted contractors to enquire if they can still supply their goods/service and specifically their terms of engagement relating to cancellation.

We are receiving trade stand applications daily and encourage those who haven’t already replied to do so by 31st March as usual.  If we have to cancel trade stand holders will be offered a refund or a credit for 2021 with the amount paid for this year fixed with no increase.

We will keep all concerned up to date as the situation develops.

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”

Rod Mackenzie