ANOTHER MASSIVE CROWD turned out at the weekend to celebrate the start of the annual Keith Country Show.
It was estimated that over 7000 people attended what organisers called a “glorious” first day success for the 143rd show at the town’s Seafield Park.
Parading pets, falconry displays and a motorcycle stunt show were star attractions alongside the traditional Highland dancing and massed piped bands – all enjoyed on a warm day that went some way to make up for 2014, when the show had to be called off on its second day because of torrential rain.
A delighted show secretary Tina Craib declared the first day on Sunday as “fantastic”, adding: “The weather was beautiful and we had really good crowds – a particular highlight was that the truck show got to parade around the main ring, a first for them.”
The show continues today from 8am until 5pm with Tina adding: “We are hoping for more of the same – what better thing could people do with a Monday than come to the Keith Show?”
Opening the show this year was Adeline Reid MBE from the charity Keith Cancer Link, who said that she was “treated like a film star”, adding: “I was overwhelmed that I even got asked to open the show – I went along and was treated superbly, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
“What a crowd there was, everyone was so happy and the whole experience was wonderful.”