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2023 Showfield Map

Please see images below which shows where exhibits, tradestands, food vendors, entertainment, entry points and parking can be found on Wednesday at the Cunningsburgh Show.

Exhibitors can drop off exhibits from 6.30pm on Tuesday evening & all exhibits should be in place for judging to commence at 10am on Wednesday morning. There will be no access to sheds at this time but there will still be entertainment and food / drinks available on the showfield, as well as lots of tradestands to see.

Committee Update – Joint Secretary Required

Due to Mavis standing down as joint secretary we are looking for someone to join us to help with the running of the show.

There is another secretary so you won’t be on your own and good bunch on the committee to help. It is only 1 meeting per month (2 in August).

If you are interested in the show and would like to know more please drop us a message or email for more info or an informal chat. Alternatively speak with any of the committee.

Entries Now Open

Entries can now be made for the 77th show sponsored by A Jarmson Shetland Ltd, which takes place on Wednesday 9th August.

Schedules are available from local shops, including Mainlands Mini Market, Allan’s of Gillock, Bigton Shop, Sandwick Spar, Mackenzies Farm Shop, Harbro, Lerwick, Scalloway and Bixter Vets, Loose Ends, Jamieson & Smith, Sound Service Station, Scalloway Meat Company, The Checkout and The Plantiecrub.

Alternatively you can view the schedule and enter online at

Office Bearer & Committee Update

The Cunningsburgh and Districts Agricultural Society AGM was held on Monday 6 February.

Re-elected were Alex Dodge as President, Darren Johnson and Kirsty Budge as Vice Presidents, Abigail Robertson as Secretary and Aimee Budge as Treasurer. Mavis Thomson stood down as secretary. A role that she has undertaken for 25 years. In this time, she has seen many changes, going from everything being handwritten to the digital age.

President Alex Dodge presented Mavis with a gift and a bouquet of flowers as a mark of appreciation for all her hard work. Mavis also received a certificate and a gift marking her 40 years on the committee.

Pamela Halcrow who joined the committee in 1975 has decided it is time for her to retire. Thanks will be extended to Pamela who will be greatly missed by fellow committee members.

Certificates were also presented to Kenneth MacKenzie, Anne Nicolson, Alex Dodge for 24 years, Doreen Smith for 21 years and Robin Hunter for 20 years service on the committee.

The show date was confirmed as Wednesday 9th August 2023.

Thank You

The committee would like to thank everyone who made this year’s show a success.

We would like to thank those who helped erect/dismantle our field in poor weather and helped with car parking, in particular: Andrew Nicolson, Alan Adamson, David Adamson, Sam Pearson, Stuart Downing, Shetland Young Farmers and the TA Cadets.  

Thanks to all outlets for supplying schedules, and to the judges and stewards who tended to 1871 entries; all our sponsors including our main sponsor A Jarmson Shetland Ltd; gate keepers, candy floss makers, raffle tickets sellers & the First Aiders; Wilma Thomson who cleaned all 123 trophies and Robin Hunter who presented them. Also thanks to MC Liam Brannan who stepped in at short notice and all who participated in the Shetland Neuk.

For making the Show a good visitor experience we thank the 70+ tradestands, and to those who took vintage tractors to the show. Thank you to Joan Smith for organising the sports and Cee & Jays for sponsoring the medals.  For children’s entertainments we would like to thank, SCYC, Hame fae Hame and the Shetland Family Centre. Thanks to those who donated raffle prizes.

Finally, a big thank you to the exhibitors who produced an excellent array of exhibits and the visiting public for making all the effort worthwhile. Hope to see you all in 2023.

1 Day til Showtime!

Find out what’s where at the 76th Cunningsburgh Show, sponsored by A Jarmson Shetland.

Spectators are encouraged to watch the livestock judging from 10am. Dog judging is in the cattle ring at 1.30pm.The Showyard Champion judging will be held in the cattle ring at 3pm. The trophy presentation will take place at 4pm.

The Bigton Samba Band will be playing at 1.30pm followed by live music in the Neuk provided by Cunningsburgh sisters Jenna & Hannah, and then Peter Hutchison & friends.

Sports commence at the football pitch at 2pm where the quickest time for the show mile will win a £100 LHD voucher. The Cunningsburgh History Group hut will be open from 12-4pm.