A new two-day winter event in Scotland could emerge from talks between the Scottish National Fatstock Club (SNFC) which runs the Scottish Winter Fair and the organisers of AgriScot.

The SNFC stated this week it is enthusiastic about being involved in creating a new cross-industry winter event encompassing all aspects of Scottish agriculture.

At a council meeting on Monday evening it was unanimously agreed that the way forward for the industry was to hold one major event next November.

In the past Agriscot and the Scottish Winter Fair have been held on consecutive weeks in November, but it was felt that one big two day show would be preferable for trade stand holders, exhibitors and spectators alike.

Both events are successful in their own right with the Winter Fair predominantly a primestock show with trade stands and demonstrations focussing particularly on beef and sheep.

Talks were held last week between key members of both the SNFC and Agriscot to establish whether a new major winter event could be created and SNFU president George McFadzean is keen to push on with further discussions as soon as possible
“The SNFC is wholly committed to a one industry event which we believe is what trade stand holders, exhibitors and spectators want. It would make sense to have one big show-piece event exhibiting all the best aspects of Scottish agriculture to a cross section of interested public,” said Mr McFadzean.