One of Scotland’s longest-running farming shows has been cancelled for the second year in a row.
The Kinross-shire Agricultural Society has pulled the plug on the 190th Kinross Show, which was due to be held at the the Scottish RSPB’s Loch Leven reserve in August.
Organisers said the difficult decision was taken over health and safety fears, as lockdown restrictions continue.
It comes just weeks after another big Tayside farming event, the Perth Show, was also cancelled.
In 2019, the Kinross Show was shut down at the eleventh hour as freak downpours battered the region.
This summer’s event was meant to be bigger and better, with a new food and drink marquee.
Society president Andrew Turnbull said: “It is with great disappointment that Kinross Show 2020 is cancelled, especially after having to cancel last year’s show at the last minute due to wet weather.
“These decisions are never taken lightly but our priority has to be the welfare and safety of our visitors, volunteers and committee.”
Secretary Jane Drysdale added: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel Kinross Show for the second year in a row, due to circumstances outwith our control.
“Thousands of local people look forward to this annual event and will be saddened by our announcement.”
She said: “The day is a highlight of the year for so many and the committee and I look forward to welcoming them to RSPB Loch Leven in 2021.”