Perth Show cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

Perth Show has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The event, which attracts thousands of visitors to Perth each summer, was scheduled to take place on July 31 and August 1 on the South Inch.

The decision to cancel the show was made following a virtual meeting of Perth Agricultural Society directors.

Mark Mitchell, Chairman of Perth Show and Managing Partner at Bell Ingram, said: “It is with a heavy heart and huge personal disappointment that I announce the cancellation of the 2020 Perth Show.

“Given the amount of hard work, planning and commitment that goes into organising the event, it’s not a decision that we wanted to take. But, in light of the government guidance, we believe this to be the correct course of action as the safety of all involved is our utmost priority.

“I would like to thank everyone who has given their time to work on this year’s show. The focus will now be on making sure we provide Perth with a show to celebrate and remember next year.

“In the meantime, I’d like to thank our key frontline workers including farmers, NHS staff and local businesses who are working under challenging circumstances to ensure our country stays safe and well. Perth Agricultural Society encourages everyone to stay home, stay safe and save lives. We look forward to welcoming you all to Perth Show in 2021.”

Article posted on 24/04/2020

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