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Kirriemuir Agricultural Show

Instituted on the 5th of March 1877

Below is a record of Kirriemuir Agricultural Show since it started in 1877.  It details the venues and dates the show has been held and any details about the show, from weather to attendance to cancellations.

Venue Year Details
East Muirhead of Logie 16/07/2016  
Forfar Mart 18/07/2015 Due to the weather the show was cancelled but the livestock judged at Forfar Mart
East Muirhead of Logie 14/07/2007 - 2014 130th Anniversary in 2007
Muirhouses 15/07/2006  
Muirhouses 16/07/2005  
Fletcherfield 17/07/2004  
Woodside, Kinnordy 19/07/2003  
Woodside, Kinnordy 13/07/2002  
2001 Show was cancelled due to Foot & Mouth
Woodside, Kinnordy 1999  
Kilnhill 13/07/1996 Helicopter flights at the Show
Fletcherfield 15/07/1995  
Over Migvie 1993 Bungee Jumping and Horse & Quad Racing
  14/07/1990 Police Dogs, Rolling a Bale & Tractor ski-ing
Fletcherfield 15/07/1989 Great Weather had at the Show
Ballinshoe 16/07/1988 TA 'Blue Arrows'
Ballinshoe 1987 110th Anniversary - Afternoon cancelled due to weather
Over Migvie 19/07/1986  
Over Migvie 13/07/1985 Golden Lions Parachutists
Balmuckety 1984 Dog Races & Decorated Floats
Balmuckety 1983 Held on 25 acres
Little Herdhill 17/07/1982 Admission:  Adults = 80p, Children = 40p, Car Park = 50p
Little Herdhill 1978 Good Weather
Little Herdhill 1977 Centenary Year - Flourbag throwing/pony musical poles
Little Herdhill 1975  
  15/07/1972 Very Hot Day
Woodside 19/07/1969 Attendance = 3500
  1968 Poor weather, Attendance = 1750
Woodside 1965 Deluge of Rain causing Afternoon to be cancelled
Woodside 1964 Perfect Weather = RECORD ATTENDANCE
Woodside 1963 Perfect Weather but many farmers making hay
Woodside 1962 Poor Weather - Washed out at Midday
Little Herdhill 1960 Poor Attendance due to Bad Weather
Little Herdhill 1959  
Hillhead 1958 Very Wet
Newton Park 1956 Poor Weather - Show was washed out
Top of Roods 1955  
Woodside 1953 Spoiled by poor weather
1951 Show was cancelled due to Foot & Mouth
  26/07/1950 Angus County Association Show - Attendance = 10000
Northmuir 1947 Attendance = 8000
No Shows due to WW2
Kinnordy 23/07/1938 Good Weather - Attendance = 1500
  1937 50th Anniversary
Kinnordy 25/07/1936  
Kinnordy 20/07/1935 Attendance = 2000
Interval of Eight Years
Forfar 1931 Angus Agricultural Show
  01/08/1925 See Report of "Scottish Farmer"
Hillhead 26/07/1924  
  1921 Depression Years - Marquee free from Mr Horsburgh (Forfar)
Hillhead 24/07/1920 Admission: Adults = 2/-, Children = 1/-
No Show 1919 Restricted by a new "Entertainment Tax"
No Shows due to WW1
Hillhead 1910  
Kirriemuir 26/07/1907 Angus Agricultural Show
Hillhead 23/07/1904  
Forfar 30 & 31/07/1903 Angus Agricultural Show
Hillhead 19/07/1902  
Hillhead 1900  
Hillhead 1897  
Hillhead 1896  
Kirriemuir 08/1895 Angus Agricultural Show
  22/07/1893 Bicycle Race.  Gate money, entries & donations raised £114/16/-
Logie 19/07/1890 Flat Race:  1st prize = £5, 2nd prize = £2 (open to all)
Kinnordy 20/07/1889 A working dairy with demonstrations in butter making
Kinnordy 1888 Best Clydesdale in Show Yard to DT Cowpar, Migvie
Kinnordy 1886 Steeple Chase
  15/08/1885  
  1878 Oats and Barley Competitions
Carnleith 15/12/1877 Ploughing Match
First Show Date:  11 August 1877
KIRRIEMUIR DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION - Instituted 05/03/1877