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Crowds flock to first one-day Ayr Show

Sally Kennedy from Lyon Park in Maybole with her Champion commercial sheep Beltex Crossbreed pair of pin lambs.

Sally Kennedy from Lyon Park in Maybole with her Champion commercial sheep Beltex Crossbreed pair of pin lambs.

 

After a very unsettled week of weather, the 171st Ayr Show was extremely lucky on Saturday with only a few passing showers and just a little mud.

This was the first year as a one day event which has proved to be popular and more like the ‘The Old Ayr Show’ everyone remembers with a great atmosphere and everyone buzzing with excitement.

Secretary Lorriane Murdoch reported ‘considerably increased’ gate figures for the first one-day event.

Lorraine said: “We had approximately 7,500/8,000 people through the gate which is more than we had over the two-day event in 2013, proving the one day to be very popular.”

Ayr County Show was successful in receiving funding in 2014 for a South Ayrshire Events Developments Grant which Lorraine said had helped greatly to develop and deliver the event and bring new attractions such as Taste Ayrshire and Truck Ayr.

Lorraine added: “Chairman Billy Robb and I would like to thank everyone who helps make this event the success it is, from sponsors, advertisers, judges, stewards, members, stock exhibitors, trade stands and the fab committee who all tirelessly set up and dismantle the event at the wonderful venue of The Ayr Racecourse.

“Special thanks to Clerk of The Course Emma Marley and her team for helping with the groundwork and making the show ground and its surroundings a spectacle to the eye.

“The show holds a raffle each year to help with funds and we would like to thank everyone who donates prizes and off course to everyone who buys tickets.

“Most importantly we would like to thank everyone for coming along and making Ayr County Show 2014 the success it is.”

 

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