Kinross Show has been given the green light to go ahead as planned on Saturday, August 14, after an event licence was granted from Perth and Kinross Council earlier this week.

President of Kinross-shire Agricultural Society, Harold Greer, confirmed the show will take place as a predominately open-air event at RSPB Loch Leven near Kinross.

“This year more than ever we look forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors back to Kinross Show. We formed a Covid team a few months ago and the group has worked tirelessly to interpret the rules and keep up with the ever-changing regulations.”

The original format has been retained but the layout has been adapted to use as much outdoor space as possible. Judges are in place for the usual livestock and horse competitions and the vintage tractor display and dog show will also take place. The premium list is available online and entries are open until August 2.

Extra space has been allocated between the trade stands and the arts and crafts traders will operate in an outdoor zone alongside a farmers’ market which will see artisan food producers and local farmers trade at the show for the first time.

The Scottish Women’s Institute has taken a break from running their competitions marquee this year too, as has the Flower Show but entries for the garden competition are welcomed as an alternative for green fingered exhibitors.

The main ring will remain the focal point with a one-way system in operation guiding visitors from the entrance gate in a safe flow round the show ground.

There will be sanitiser points at key locations, additional staff have also been employed to clean public areas.

In a change to previous years, the main ring will showcase the dairy judging, due to some well supported classes.

After such a prolonged period of not seeing neighbours and friends the organisers anticipate many visitors will wish to socialise so have extended the picnic area up into the hillier part of the showground. A quiet area will also be created for those that feel more vulnerable.

“Food and drink will be available so bring a picnic blanket, sit down and enjoy the spectacular view of Loch Leven,” comments Mr Greer.

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra will be playing on the entertainment stage and again in the main ring so it’s likely the sounds of top quality Scottish music will add to the atmosphere. We are doing everything possible to make people feel safe and relaxed at Kinross Show,” he adds.

Tickets will be available to buy online from Monday July 6 at

Entrance to Kinross Show will be by ticket only. Track and Trace information will be collected at point of sale, temperature checks will be carried out at entrance gates. Exhibitors and visitors are also asked to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions before purchasing tickets or entering competitions.