Solway Recycling Events
During 2017 Solway Recycling will be visiting exhibitions throughout the UK, some of these are listed below but keep checking this page for the latest information. For details of the latest products and innovations please check the Recycled Products Shop.
21st - 24th June 2018 - Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show has lots to enjoy, from competitions, demonstrations, entertainment and activities.
You can enjoy free talks and tastings in Scotland's Larder Live and the Cookery Theatre.
A popular place for little ones is the RHET Discovery Centre, located on Avenue Q. There they can take part in cooking classes and learn more about where their food comes from.
There's live music from Absolute Elvis, Footstompin Ceilidh Band, Phoenix Gospel Choir and many more.
Venue: Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh
Dates: 21st - 24th June 2017
4th August 2018 - Dumfries Show
Dumfries Show is our local show. It is also the main agricultural show for Dumfries and Galloway. The whole Solway team usually make an appearance at the Dumfries Show. Come along and put a face to the voice/ name. You might be surprised! (You might not be!!!)
Venue: Park Farm, Dumfries
Date: 4th August 2018
TBC - Kelso Ram Sales
The first Ram Sale was held in the Knowes in Kelso ( now a car park ) in 1836 when the Society acted as arbiters to private bargaining before the first sale by auction in 1838 when 120 rams were offered, at prices ranging from three to six pounds per head.
The next significant date was 1850 when the railway came to Kelso, which paved the way for flockmasters from far afield to sell at the Sales. In 1851 652 rams were offered. The Sales grew in size, quality and reputation and in 1993 broke the two million pound barrier when 6000 tups changed hands. The numbers have evened out and in 1999 6013 tups were sold. There are between five and six hundred consignors from all over the United Kingdom and Eire. In the last few years rams have been exported to three EU countries, Holland, Germany and Eire, confirming the Ram sales as the biggest and most famous one day sale of rams in the world.
Venue: Springwood Park, Kelso
13th September 2018 - Westmorland Show
Come and join us for the 219th Westmorland County Show on Thursday 13th September 2018.
Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.
Come and meet the foxhounds, get up close to magnificent cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.
Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our crèche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.
With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the country’s top quality livestock, shop till you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get involved with our Rural Craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.
Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2015, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed
Venue: Westmorland Showgrounds, Crooklands
Date: 13th September 2018