Agricultural society’s events impacted by Covid

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Kintyre Agricultural Society’s directors have made the decision that this year’s dinner and whist cannot take place due to the current Covid guidelines.

Sadly, the group’s annual ploughing match, scheduled for the first week in March, has also had to be cancelled for the same reason, although directors will consider holding the competition in the autumn or early winter if guidelines allow.

A decision on whether the August show will be able to take place or not will be made before the end of May.

If the show is not able to go ahead, a virtual show will take place instead, meaning anyone with stock they had the intention of showing can still do so, whether it be in person at the show or online.

A society spokesperson said: ‘We will update you as soon as we make a firm decision on the rest of the year’s events.’

The office bearers and directors for 2020-21 are: president: Malcolm Ronald; senior vice-president: Callum MacPhail; junior vice-president: Iain McKendrick; directors: Drew McKendrick, Colin McCallum, Archie Johnston, Beth McEachran, Stuart Herraty, John Bateman, John Pirie, Michael Mayberry, Andrew Barbour and Harry Gemmill; secretary and treasurer: John Armour.

The president, vice-presidents and directors hope everyone keeps well and safe during these difficult times.