Future of Kinross Show secure
The future of Kinross Show has been secured for the next five years after a new contract was signed between the landowners and the organisers.
RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, owners of the Kinross Showground, have come to an agreement with the Kinross-shire Agricultural Society for the new lease.
The annual show has been held at the reserve on the southern banks of Loch Leven, near Kinross, since 2012 and is now one of the areas most popular summer attractions, attracting nearly 3000 visitors, over 300 exhibitors and more than 60 trade stands during the one-day event.
The new lease secures the use of the 13-hectare site over two fields until 2022. The location, which has spectacular views over the RSPB wetlands and Loch Leven, includes a large car-parking area and access for the free buses that run throughout show day.
Vicky Turnbull, Tayside Warden with RSPB Scotland said:
“We are delighted to agree a new lease and provide assurance for the use of the showground for years to come. It’s very exciting to have the Kinross Show here on the nature reserve. Making the fields available for the committee to transform into an extraordinary rural event, that attracts so many visitors, is a very worthwhile way to support our local community.”
Andy Marshall, President of the Kinross-shire Agricultural Society, added
“The renewed commitment from RSPB Scotland Loch Leven safeguards the future location of Kinross Show for a further five years. We really appreciate the good communication and positive working relationship with everyone at the reserve and are looking forward to making the final preparations for this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 11thAugust at RSPB, Loch Leven.“