This year’s Fife Farming Heritage Show – which will be held at Kilmaron, Cupar, Fife, on June 9 – promises to be one of the best yet with a diverse range of exhibits displays and demonstrations lined up for this event famed for its mix of education and entertainment.

As usual the organisers have picked a relevant theme, which this year is ‘Dig for Victory’, where the efforts of agriculture to feed a blockaded nation will be honoured on the 80th anniversary year of the outbreak of WWII and 75 years since the D-Day landings started to bring the war in Europe to an end.

A large selection of the machinery used during the conflict is being gathered – from lease-lend tractors and machinery, to a wide selection of military vehicles.

One crop which was important for self-sufficiency was sugar beet and Scotland’s only factory was at Cupar, so this is another feature as are the crops which replaced beet when the factory closed in 1972, vining peas and vegetables all relevant to wartime food supplies.

Many other tractor anniversaries will also be celebrated on the day including 70 years since the opening of Massey Harris’s Kilmarnock factory; 50 years since the launch of British Leyland; and the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Massey Ferguson 135.

Heavy horses, steam vehicles, cars, commercials and bikes will also feature as will the popular pedal tractor class. There is also the chance to win a Fordson Dexta tractor in a charity raffle for the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. The show starts at 10.30 with schoolchildren and parking free, £8 for adults and £5 for concessions.