Thousands turn out for spectacular first day in Keith

Keith Show motorcycle display (pic: Isla Brig Images)
Keith Show motorcycle display (pic: Isla Brig Images)

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.”