Central and West Fife Show – one of the oldest agricultural shows in Scotland – will open its’ gates at a new venue this year.

The 2022 event will celebrate 260 years of the show society being in existence, having started back in 1760.

But, like all events, it hasn’t escaped the turmoil of Covid and has been absent from the show circuit for two years. The 2022 event – on Saturday, June 4 – will be hosted by the Barr family, at Easter Bucklyvie Farm, Crossgates.

Both Alan and Jim Barr, who run dairy, beef, sheep and arable have been chairman of the show and have been involved in its organisation for more than three decades.

Chairman Russell Wood, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to a full show, which has been in the planning for months now.

"The dairy section is always strong at West Fife, with around 30 animals coming from six or seven competitors in the area. There’s also a strong emphasis on the young dairy handling classes.

“The Clydesdale section is growing year on year, along with pedigree and commercial cattle and sheep, goats, a poultry tent, and light horse classes”.

“Main ring entertainment will include heavy horse turnouts, a Young Farmers tug o' war qualifier for the Royal Highland Show, and a 'one man and his dog' sheepdog display from Stuart McDougall."

Russell, who farms beef and cereals and also runs a plant hire and groundwork business, is a long-serving show committee member – as was his father. He pointed out: "Once you’re on the wagon ... you’re not allowed to 'fall off'!"

If you’re interested in showing the livestock secretary is Pat Wilson, at secretary@westfifeshow.com