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Nairnshire Farming Society has announced a new partnership with building giant Springfield Properties

By Donald Wilson

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L-R Claire Cameron (sec) Henry Sleigh (president) Will Downie, Megan Black(springfield), James Cambell, Doreen Campbell, Paul Wilson (Vice President).
L-R Claire Cameron (sec) Henry Sleigh (president) Will Downie, Megan Black(springfield), James Cambell, Doreen Campbell, Paul Wilson (Vice President).

This sees Springfield become lead sponsor for the annual Nairn Show which will be held on Saturday, July 30.

Show secretary Claire Cameron said it’s an exciting collaboration which sees the developer join the society for the first show in its new home of Davidson Park, Grantown Road, Nairn.

“The new site bordering the town will provide ease of access to the community and a great atmosphere, all waking distance from the town,” she said.

The new showground was purchased from the owners of Househill Farm with a grant from the Davidson Trust and provides stability for the future of the event.

In recent years the show has been staged at Kildrummie Farm after the capacity of the previous showground in the town centre and traffic issues became unsustainable.

But the proposed new Nairn bypass will go through what has been a temporary fix for the Society and a permanent solution had to be found.

The new site provides the show with the necessary space and connectivity to the town with pedestrian and vehicular access via Grantown Road and a footpath from the riverside.

The future of the Farmers’ Showfield which is home to junior football Club Nairn St Ninian and it’s ladies teams is still under discussion.

Plans for part housing and leisure developments are under consideration

Claire said: “After 2 years of cancellations due to the pandemic, we have an action packed day planned of all the family favourites and new attractions. “From brand new combines to vintage tractors, floral art competitions, handicrafts and baking, a scarecrow competition, to our local food hall and craft marquee. We have created a new dining area serving the very best Nairnshire has to offer.

“There will be main ring competitions where the jewels of the Highlands livestock will compete for the crown of Champion of Champions, Mini tractor pulling, show jumping and young farmers competition with a few surprises along the way.

“We are delighted to have Springfield now sponsoring and are very grateful for their support and enthusiasm.”

Springfield Community Engagement Coordinator, Megan Black, said: “Springfield is delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Nairn Farming Show 2022. The team behind the event have been working so hard to bring back a jam-packed fun-filled day for the Nairn community to enjoy. We’re really looking forward to welcoming those to our mini marquee on the day and to join in all the excitement on July 30th

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