Dear Stranraer Show Supporter,
Stranraer & Rhins of Galloway Agricultural Society
It’s hard to believe we are now at what should have been Show Day 2021 and that it’s the second year without a Show.
It was with much sadness that the Show Directors had to make the decision to cancel the 2021 show but it was the right thing to do to protect the health, safety and well being of everyone involved. It was also important to look to the future and ensure that the finances of the Show Society are safeguarded to allow the Stranraer Shows to come to prosper.
To help our young handlers keep their stock handling skills on point we’ve held a virtual young handlers competition again this year, as well as a Beach Art competition for our young homecraft competitors. Look out for the results on facebook and the Free Press in the coming days. These virtual competitions have been very kindly sponsored by Morrisons, CAM Engineering, Agrovista J & S Montgomery, Academy Vets, Tarff Valley Ltd, & New Breed.
Whilst we have minimised costs as much as we can in 2021 there are still expenses involved in keeping the Society going. The Directors didn’t feel it was appropriate to ask for membership subscriptions again in 2021 and we would like to assure everyone that memberships paid in 2019 & 2020 will carry forward to 2021 and give the right to vote at the Society AGM in December 2021.
On an entirely voluntary basis we would be delighted to accept any donations if this is something you’d like to do. Any contributions would go towards covering the essential running costs this year, and to ensure the “comeback from COVID” Show is one to remember.
If you’d like to donate the cost of an annual membership (£12) or any other amount, you can click on the link below and complete the online form. If you’ve not been a member previously and pay the value of a membership in 2021 this will also entitle you membership and the right to vote at the 2021 AGM.
Account Name: Stranraer & Rhins of Galloway Agricultural Society
Sort Code: 83-27-14
Account Number: 00257407
Ref: Surname & number of memberships
Hopefully by this time next year we’ll be enjoying a busy summer of Shows and events. In the meantime please keep checking our facebook page for updates.
Stranraer and Rhins of Galloway Agricultural Society Secretary