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78th Show Exhibitor Entries Now Open – Enter Online!

Entries can now be made for the 78th show sponsored by A. Jarmson Shetland Ltd, which takes place on Wednesday 7th August.

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

Enter online here…

2024 Home Industries Classes

Here’s the list of our Home Industries classes for 2024. Could your next project be a prize winner?

The long winter nights are the ideal time to get creative with crafts, work on that list of knitting/crochet projects that’s building up, or practise the perfect shortbread recipe. The low winter light and mirrie dancers can also produce some fantastic photos. Or maybe look at the bairns classes for something to keep the peerie angels busy on rainy days?

Some changes to note…

BAKING: We have a new class for Eclairs. The gentlemen’s baking is Marble Loaf & Viennese Whirls. Bairns Aged 9-11 have a new Rocky Road class and the theme for the Bairn’s Aged 12-16 novelty iced sponge is ‘Paris’.

GARDEN & WILD FLOWERS: The subject for the themed arrangement is ‘Paris’.

PHOTOGRAPHY: The subject for the themed classes in Adults & Bairns 12-16 sections is ‘Night Sky’ and for Bairns 5-8 & Bairns 9-11 it’s ‘Holidays’.

KNITWEAR & CROCHET: We have a new class for Fair Isle Socks, and the Jamieson & Smith Colourbox Colours have been updated. We have also re-arranged the Crochet Section into four classes: Any Wearable Garment, Blanket, Amigurumi/Toys & Any Other Article

Thank you!

The Committee would like to thank everybody who made this year’s show a success despite the wind!

Thanks to all outlets for supplying schedules. We would like to thank those who helped erect and dismantle our field, in particular: Steven Malcolmson, Alan Adamson, David Adamson, Stuart Downing, Conon MacKenzie, Shetland Young Farmers; and those who helped with car parking, Sam Pearson and the TA Cadets.

Thanks to the judges and stewards who tended to 2077 entries; all our sponsors including our main sponsor A Jarmson Shetland Ltd; our gate keepers; Wilma Thomson who cleaned all 123 trophies and Pamela Halcrow who presented them; Hannah Ross for invaluable admin support and Chris Faulkner for being MC. Thanks to those who donated raffle prizes.

For making the Show a good visitor experience we thank the 60+ tradestands who coped admirably with the last minutes changes, the event caterers, Shetland Boccia Club and Shetland Rugby Club for managing the Hall teas, Trevor Jamieson for the bairn’s singalong, all who provided live music in the Hall 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.

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. The community spirit shown this year was hugely encouraging! Hope to see you all in 2024!

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

Mobile Toilet Block for Sale: Offers Invited

Offers are invited for the purchase of the Show’s mobile toilet block. Some electrical and plumbing work required to bring it back to its full functionality. Running gear will also require some work. Buyer responsible for removal from the show field.

Currently stored in one of our sheds at the Cunningsburgh Show Field. To organise a viewing please email or telephone 01950 318046.

Closing date for offers Friday 21st April 2023.

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.