The first ever Pride of the Park awards will be launched by the Cairngorms National Park Authority at the Grantown Show (August 8th) to celebrate the best cattle, sheep and horses in the Cairngorms National Park.
The Park is home to some of the highest quality farming in the UK and it contributes approximately £42million a year to the Park’s economy and around 900 jobs. The awards, which will be decided by the Show’s judges and presented by Grant Moir, the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s Chief Executive, will recognise the outstanding contribution made by farmers to the Park.
Bruce McConachie, the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s Land Management Adviser, said: “There is an incredibly high standard of farming in the Park, even though it can be hard work, due to the climate, type of soil and also distance from market. Our dedicated farmers produce quality animals and the Pride of the Park will celebrate that.”
The winners will be presented with rosettes and prizes from Landmark Forest Adventure Park (family day ticket), Ace Adventure (adventure voucher) and Full on Adventure (family white water rafting or river tubing trip).