This last weekend was the two day show at Dufftown. It is a well supported show and attracts exhibitors from Banffshire and Morayshire. Considering the monsoon like weather this area suffered for nearly 3 weeks in August there were a good turn out of exhibits. In the Veg section Sandy Robertson from Rothienorman was the main winner with his collection and large onions also winning the NVS medal for best exhibit. Iain Lumsden of Huntly secured the Arthur Rugg trophy which was for Onions from set this year with an exceptional dish of Setton onions. I was fortunate enough to secure the trophy for most points in the veg section and retain the trophy for the potato collection with 7 firsts 3 seconds and 2 thirds from my 12 entries. This is a very friendly but competetive show and it was great to spend an enjoyable Sunday speaking to like minded growers. I was also able to encourage a number of exhibitors to consider coming up to Inverness on the 18th of October to the North Of Scotland NVS DA meeting. Where one of the top growers in Scotland Mr Alister Gray will be giving a talk on Blanched Leeks. This takes place at the Cheiftain Hotel Inverness on 18th October at 2.00 pm all interested welcome.
Above is my dish of coloured and white potatos, Bonnie and Harmony. I have been fortunate to win this class for the last 3 years.
Above is my potato collection, they were slightly on the small side but lovely and clean.
This is the collection boards with Sandy Robertson's winning board in the center, Bert Marshall's board to the left and my own 3rd placed board to the right.
The leeks boards with Sandy's far right my own second prize one center and Dod Jamieson's one on the left
This shows Sandy's winning onions far right and my own smaller second placed ones center.