2021 Turriff show cancelled due to ‘continued uncertainty’ around Covid-19

Organisers of the Turriff Show in Scotland have announced that the event will not run in 2021 as planned due to the “continued uncertainty” around the ever-evolving Covid-19 situation.

“It is with deep regret and much consideration that we had to make the extremely difficult decision that the next Turriff Show will take place in 2022 and not 2021 as we had hoped,” said Alan Gaul, president of the show, which is organised by the Turriff District Agricultural Association.

The announcement of the release of the Covid-19 vaccine gave us all fresh hope for our 2021 event, but as time has moved on and with the possibility of restrictions for mass gatherings, social distancing and lockdown measures continuing to be in place for the foreseeable future, and the uncertainty of how long it will be before we can return to some form of normality, it was felt to be the right decision to take.

The show usually attracts around 25,000 visitors every year and plans to hold a series of competitions later in the year for livestock entries.

Gaul added

“On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank everyone for their continued invaluable understanding and support for the association, especially during these unprecedented times and to all those involved in many ways with the ongoing pandemic.

Our thoughts go out to every person and business who is currently and has been affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions.

The show is planned to next take place on Sunday, July 31, and Monday, August 1, 2022.