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Perth Show Goes Live Online this Weekend

LISTEN: Mark Mitchell talks about how people can watch the show from home online this year

Last year the Perth Show moved online because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, for another year the show is going online but this year the show is going to be live-streamed.

In 2020 the show was made up of pictures sent in, however, this year the evaluation of the submissions will be done live.

Viewers will be able to join in at 9:30 in the morning when the show starts then choosing to stay for the different events at various times during the day.

Show secretary Neil Forbes said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring people a flavour of the real thing with an online show that will see prime livestock, horses and pets compete from all over Scotland.”

While the show fields will be empty of guests, the team behind the show are bringing it to people’s screens by streaming from the site.

Perth Show chairman, Mark Mitchell said: “Although the South Inch will again be devoid of the thousands of visitors, livestock and trade stands which traditionally feature on the first Saturday of August, we wanted to have some symbolic presence there which others could watch online.”

And this year a public vote will be held to decide the first-ever Perth Show People’s Champion.

Mr Forbes added: “It’s a bit of fun and a great way to involve everyone who hopefully logs in to watch the show on Saturday.”

As well as running this award, the traditional Long Service Award will be presented.

Mr Mitchell explained: “This will see Perth Show Patron John MacGregor of Binn Group present these awards to Perthshire farming community’s longest-serving workers. This is a ceremony we wanted to stage at the South Inch and it will also be live-streamed at 12pm.”

The team are hoping that next year everyone will be back together in person to enjoy the show.

Mr Mitchell said: “Online viewers will be able to see all their favourites from the magnificent heavy horses in their full harness to the delightful tiny Shetland ponies and the enchanting pygmy goats to the beautifully groomed cattle.

“With the support of generous sponsors and a hard-working team we have pulled together an online event which we hope farmers and the general public will all enjoy.”

Anyone looking to watch the show can view the events on: https://www.perthshow.co.uk/

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