FALLING INTO Autumn and with winter shows on the horizon, we have already witnessed a number of cancellations, and adding to the growing list is the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, due to take place on November 30 and December 1.

The English Winter Fair due to take place on November 20 and 21, also announced its cancellation for this year, and is looking forward to welcoming everyone in 2021.

Despite some optimism around the ongoing relaxation of restrictions, the trustees came to the conclusion that the event could not operate safely within the law covering social distancing and guidance affecting mass gatherings.

Chief executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Steve Hughson, said: “Everyone at the society is deeply disappointed that all of our major events have been cancelled this year. However, we take our responsibilities as an event organiser very seriously and must play our part in fighting this pandemic.

"The society would like to thank our members, traders, exhibitors, competitors, sponsors and all stakeholders for their understanding and patience during this period of uncertainty. We will keep you fully informed regarding any further developments in what is an unprecedented situation.

"We are all working hard to ensure that the society and its events come through this crisis and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our showground when it is safe to do so," he said.

We are all eagerly awaiting news in regards to LiveScot, hosted by the Scottish National Fat Stock Club, which is set to be announced in the next few weeks.