At least part of the Alyth & District Agricultural Show will be returning to Alyth this year, thanks to a grant from our Community Projects Fund.
The Show hasn’t been able to be in Alyth for several years due to lack of a suitable venue, and hasn’t taken place at all since 2019 due to the covid pandemic. When the Show Society decided to go ahead with an event this year, they made some changes to make the Show viable, one of which was to split the event into two.
The traditional Industrial Tent will now be replaced by a Root & Produce Show to be held in Alyth Town Hall in November. The grant from our Community Projects Fund will help towards the costs of hall hire, hall set-up, promotion and advertising. The Society also plans to buy some seeds and recipe packs to encourage people who may not be able to afford them to take part, along with small medals and trophies for young prize-winners
Mel McFadden of the Society said: “We hope to expand the schedule of what used to be the Industrial Tent to include home-grown produce. We hope that this will encourage the community to take up growing some home produce, have a go at baking or some of the home crafts covered by competitions. By including a children’s section we hope to encourage children to garden, bake and create.
“Bringing at least part of the Alyth & District Agricultural Show back to the town will be a popular decision with Alyth residents. It will encourage more people to take up gardening, home cooking or some crafts. Gardening and growing your own vegetables is great for both mental and physical health, and good for the environment as well.”
ADT’s Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit funds provided for Alyth by the operators of the Tullymurdoch Windfarm, some five miles north of the town. Applications to the fund are judged by an independent panel of volunteers drawn from across the community. The next deadline for applications to the fund is 15 July. Apply at https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/