24 July 2019

By Jean Arnott-Glennie, Rural Business Account Executive and Shani Barclay, Commercial Account Executive

 

Bruce Stevenson is a proud supporter and sponsor of several agriculture summer shows in Scotland. The New Deer Show on 20th and 21st July saw the start of our summer event calendar.

 

New Deer Show   

The initial wet forecast looked to be accurate for the New Deer Show but the weather dried out on Saturday morning and even became sunny on Sunday. The show was a great success with visitors enjoying a number of events, with the livestock judging and vintage tractor display, alongside the equestrian events on Saturday. Following the dance on Saturday night, visitors also got to enjoy the family fun day and tractor pulling, among other events.

For many, farming shows are a day out to meet up with friends, colleagues and enjoy a welcome break before the harvest starts in earnest. To others, it's a chance to see new farming machinery first-hand and the latest technological developments on offer. For agricultural businesses such as labour suppliers, contractors, feed and grain merchants, it is an opportunity to vie for the top prize at the show. Although, it's important for all supporting industries to make the effort to connect with their customers.

Bruce Stevenson was there to show our strong bonds with the agriculture industry and get the opportunity to discuss rural insurance matters. The show was a success for us, alongside meeting new and prospective clients, our stand came 2nd place in the small stand category!

 

Border Union Show    

Our Borders team have been attending the Border Union Show in Kelso since our Galashiels office opened in 2014. Held on the 26th and 27th July, we're proud to continue to support the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce and will be attending the show at the Borders Business Hub. The show is in its 206th year and is the cumulation of months of hard work and preparation. Visitors get to take part in classes ranging from Heavy Horses to the Children's Pet Show. This year, we are proud to continue to sponsor two classes, Jacob Sheep and Beef Pairs. We wish all the entrants the very best of luck!

The Border Union Show is a great chance for rural businesses to catch up with one another in a relaxed environment, and it gives exhibitors the opportunity to secure new orders and showcase new machinery and vehicles. The show also has great offerings for food and drink, along with local crafts and art. Saturday afternoon sees the end of official business and visitors head to the main ring spectacular. This year shouldn't disappoint as we’ll be watching Monster Trucks!

Fingers crossed for fine weather and a great weekend. For more information, please visit borderunion.co.uk/border-union-show/

 

Black Isle Show     

In its 183rd year, the Black Isle Show takes place on 1st August in the Muir Of Ord, and Bruce Stevenson will have a stand at the show. Alongside the livestock and agricultural machinery on display, there will be several events including tractor pulling and freestyle motorcycle stunt team performing over the weekend. For a full program of events, please visit blackisleshow.com/black-isle-show-event-info/

 

Turriff Show   

Held on the 4th and 5th August, the Turriff Show has been running since 1864 is the biggest two-day agricultural show in Scotland, attracting around 30,000 people. Bruce Stevenson is delighted to be sponsoring this great show once again. Boasting over 300 exhibitor stands, it has some finest arts & crafts and food & drink stands from within Aberdeenshire and beyond. Alongside a wide entertainment program, it's got something for everyone.  For more information, please visit turriffshow.org/new-for-2019/

 

We’re very proud to continue to support the Scottish agriculture industry, discover more about the specialist services we offer to support the industry.

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