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Solway Recycling Events


During 2016 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.


13th - 14th May - Ayr County Show

Our first major show of the year is at Ayr Show. Be sure to come along to the Racecourse and see any new products we have created throughout the winter.

Venue: Ayr Racecourse

Date: 13-14th May 2016


23rd - 26th June - Royal Highland Show

We've been trying to capture what people love most about the Show and haven't managed it!

That's because no one single thing makes it special. What does is that it offers an eclectic mix of the expected and unexpected that keeps the thousands who flock here each year coming back year after year.

For those who think it's just cows and combine harvesters, then what can we say? Be prepared for an experience like no other. We guarantee that if you come you'll be back year after year.

The majority of the Solway Recycling team will be at the Royal Highland show so come along to see what we're up to and have a chat.

Venue: Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh

Dates: 23rd - 26th June 2016


12th to 14th July - Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is the country's leading agricultural event. Held in Harrogate from 8th to 10th of July over 125,000 visitors will enjoy this celebration of agriculture and country life.

Venue: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Dates: 12th - 14th July 2016


18th to 21st July - Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society was formed in 1904, and the first show was held in Aberystwyth in the same year.

The Society has come a long way since those early days and the Royal Welsh Show has become an important event in the Welsh calendar attracting some 230,000 people over the course of the four days and is supported by approximately 15,000 staunch members.

There is an excellent selection of Exhibition Halls and Pavilions and it is a base for many businesses which are attracted to this important venue.

Venue: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd

Date: 18th - 21st July 2016


3rd August - Wigtown Show

Wigtown Show is Galloway's leading and longest running agricultural show, offering a great day out for all the family to enjoy.

As well as a variety of attractions and entertainment throughout the day, some of the best livestock from all over south-west Scotland and beyond will be showcased in the main arenas. This year we are delighted to be hosting the Galloway Cattle Society's National Show as part of our showday. Together with showjumping competitions, a dog show, a fantastic poultry show and a wide range of exhibitor and trade stands including the very best in locally-produced food and crafts, there will be loads to see and do.

Venue: Bladnoch Park, Wigtown

Date: 3rd August 2016


4th August - Stewartry Show

Our show is probably the largest public one-day attraction to be held in the Stewartry. Last year the show was highly successful and attracted many thousands of visitors and supporters.

Venue: Stewartry Rugby Club Grounds, Greenlaw, Castle Douglas

Date: 4th August 2016


6th August - 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: 6th August 2016


8th September - Westmorland Show

One of Britain's Oldest and Cumbria's Biggest Livestock Shows featuring: sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, alpacas also horses, poultry, hounds dogs, heavy horse and rare breeds.

The Show is a centre of excellence and a great place for people to meet and discuss current and future rural issues: bringing together people from all walks of life to meet, socialise and talk. Over 25,000 people can't be wrong!

Come along and vist Solway Recycling who are looking forward to meeting the many farmers and smallholders in the region. Some newer additions for this year at the Wesmorland show are additional categories with additional new breed sections. This year will have a special guest appearance from Sean Wilson of the Saddleworth Cheese Company. Tickets for the show are available to buy now from the Westmorland Show website so book now to avoid any disapointment.

Venue: Westmorland Showgrounds, Crooklands

Date: 11th September 2016



9th September - 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

Date: 9th September 2016