Binn Skips help put on a great show

Perthshire waste management experts Binn Skips plan to help Perth Show celebrate this summer’s landmark anniversary in style.

The Binn Farm based business has signed up as key sponsors for the 150th anniversary show taking place at Perth’s South Inch on August 3 and 4.

Binn Skips chairman John McGregor is one of Perth Show’s 10 vice presidents following a long association with the event. He explained why they were keen to add their support to this special anniversary event.

“Binn Skips have been proud to be associated with Perth Show over many years and have been main sponsors for the past five years. We’re delighted to come on board again as leading sponsors for this 150th anniversary event,” he said.

“Perth Show is a key feature on both the city’s and the agricultural community’s calendar and as farmers and businesspeople we realise its importance to the local community, the local economy, tourism and farming.

“The Show has grown year on year and we’re delighted to be growing with it. We look forward to a fabulous two-day event worthy of a 150th anniversary.”

The McGregor family farm around 2000 acres at the Balvaird Estate comprising Binn, Balvaird and Catochil Farms. They run over 500 beef cattle on the land with 500 acres made over to arable. The family also owns The Bein Inn near Glenfarg.

Perth Show secretary Neil Forbes said he was “extremely heartened” by the continuing support of Binn Skips and the McGregor family. “Binn Skips have been main sponsors of Perth Show for many years,” he explained, “and we’re delighted and grateful to have their key support in our special anniversary year.

“Without this sort of sponsorship Perth Show simply couldn’t happen and we’re particularly heartened by businesses such as Binn Skips which step up to support us even during these difficult economic times.”

Although Perthshire Agricultural Society is celebrating its 150th anniversary, the show has not always been held in Perth.

The first PAS Show was held in Crieff before travelling round the county in subsequent years, including several at Forteviot. In 1901, the Show was invited into Perth where it has been held ever since.

The only time in its 150-year history that Perthshire Agricultural Society has been unable to stage an annual show was in 2002 when the flooding of the South Inch forced organisers to abandon it.