Holm Show 
is cancelled

THE HOLM Show is the latest victim of the wet summer.

Organisers Liddesdale Agricultural Society announced the show’s cancellation on Saturday.

The popular event was to have taken place on the show field at Harrison & Hetherington’s Newcastleton auction mart on Saturday, August 25 as usual.

But in a statement at the weekend, the society said: “After a lot of thought and discussions the show has been cancelled this year due to waterlogged fields.

“We apologise but it is not possible due to the condition of the field. I am 
sure everyone will understand given 
the level of rain and poor summer weather.”

The traditional show is one of a long line of popular rural events which have fallen foul of the rain including the Great Yorkshire, Haddington, Dalkeith and St Boswells Shows.

The Holm Show has been cancelled only four times in its 119-year history, three times because of foot-and-mouth (1952, 1966, 2001) and in 1985, then too because of bad weather.