26th September 2016
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Sun shines on a spectacular day at Voe

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It was perfect weather for the first agricultural show of the year as Voe was bathed in sunshine.

Judging began early but by the time midday arrived and the public gates opened a bumper crowd had decided to make the most of the late summer warmth.

The show field was heaving as the hordes enjoyed the traditional mix of fun and competition ahead of the parade at 2pm.

That gave the chance for show princess Inis McIntosh and her attendant Eva Robertson and show prince Keiran Taylor, wth attendant Masyn McKay to enjoy the moment. They looked resplendent as they were joined by Jarl’s Squads from across the district. The glorious sunshine, although it was a bit guttery underfoot, banished memories of last year’s washout.

After the parade there was still plenty of time for visitors to enjoy some excellent music (head to Facebook to see a video of some of the tunes) and meander around the superb show entries – ranging from livestock to craft and baking.

For bairns a huge inflatable slide was the hit of the day with a constant stream of youngsters up dashing up the bouncy stairway before plunging down.

For the first time the organisers laid on shuttle buses which were shipping folk to and from Brae and Lerwick. Those behind the show will surely think the whole event was a big success.

• Full coverage in the paper on Friday.

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