Event Date
10th Aug 2024

Show Description

* The Orkney County Show is open to Orkney residents only, with the exception of the 'Open Dog' class which is open for anyone, including visitors, to enter on the day - please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions thoroughly before completing your entry - Including the Important Information below for 2024!!*

Poultry exhibitors are to be in the showpark by 8.00am prompt.

A traffic management plan will be publicised in The Orcadian prior to the show and must be followed by all exhibitors.

Judging starts promptly at 9.00am.

**Important Information for 2024**

To adhere to the APHA General Licence all exhibitors must strictly abide by the following rules.

(1) The premises of origin for any Galliformes or Anseriformes attending the Orkney County Show must be registered with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on the GB Poultry Register, and the keeper of the birds attending the gathering will need to provide evidence of registration before they are granted entry. APHA recommend that all other birds should be registered on the GB Poultry Register before attending a gathering.

(2) Exhibitors bringing Galliformes, Anseriformes or other poultry species to the show must complete and sign a declaration form before being allowed entry to the show. Please contact the secretary for a copy of this form. It must be completed and returned prior to show day. PLEASE NOTE: You will not be allowed to enter the showpark unless a declaration has been received by the secretary prior to show day.
This form will confirm:
a) you have read and will fully comply with all biosecurity information provided;
b) to the best of your knowledge, your birds have not been in contact with any notifiable avian disease agents and do not show any signs of infection; and
c) your address of the premises of origin of your birds, with confirmation that the birds do not originate from a premises within a Protection Zone, Surveillance Zone, Restricted Zone, Temporary Control Zone, Temporary Movement Restriction Zone or Avian Influenza Prevention Zone.

(3) Birds must be inspected for signs of illness before travelling to the show, and APHA recommend that any birds exhibiting should be kept separated from wild birds, isolated from other birds at that premises and monitored for signs of illness for at least fourteen days.

(4) When you arrive at the showpark, all birds must remain isolated from all other birds on the event site until all birds have been individually inspected by a named bird expert designated by the Orkney Agricultural Society.

Full General Licence guidelines can be viewed on the Scot Gov website – www.gov.scot. This current licence has been issued by the Scottish Minister and applies to Scotland. It is valid from noon on 26 April 2024 and may be varied, suspended or revoked at any time.