After much discussion the Border Union Show Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Border Union Show scheduled for Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July. The guidance being given by the local authority indicates that large public gatherings will not be allowed this summer as the country hopefully navigates a successful exit from this terrible pandemic.
We appreciate that this will come as huge disappointment to many people, but The Border Union Agricultural Society (BUAS) takes its responsibility for the safety of its members, exhibitors, contractors, staff and the general public very seriously, and we believe that this is the only viable option at this time. It is also worth noting that it takes several months of planning to put on the show and that we have now reached the point where costs would start to be incurred should we consider a show, so decisive action is required.
We are committed to holding our Ram Sales on the 10th September 2021 which is viewed as a business-critical event by the local authorities, and planning for this event will commence shortly.
We can also report that the NHS are currently looking to utilise the BEC facility at Springwood Park as a community vaccination center which is excellent news.
Your continuing support of BUAS is very important for the future wellbeing of the society. We also look forward to welcoming you back to next year’s Border Union show on the 29 & 30 July 2022.
Please stay safe.
Chairman, Border Union Agricultural Society