In pictures: The Voe Show 2022

Gray skies and light rain didn’t stop The Voe Show’s much-loved return this weekend – its first outing since 2019.

Organizers said they were incredibly excited to bring the show back.

Planning began earlier this year, with around a week’s work also devoted to preparing the site and setting up the tents and stands.

Open for business again, Christine Laurenson and Arlene Williamson greeted visitors at the entrance ahead of a busy day.
Open for business again, Christine Laurenson and Arlene Williamson greeted visitors at the entrance ahead of a busy day.

The season debut show was highly anticipated following its hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

It included the expected assortment of exhibited and judged sheep, horses and cows, as well as a wide range of domestic animals.

Crowds returned after a two-year hiatus, eager to soak up the day's atmosphere.
Crowds returned after a two-year hiatus, eager to soak up the day’s atmosphere.

The greenhouse was filled with fresh produce, home-grown plants and meticulously created flower arrangements.

The craft room also proved popular, filled with a variety of arts and crafts, from homemade models and paintings to piles of hand-knit sweaters, scarves and more. .

During cattle judging, Tom Rendall was crowned overall champion with his texel gimmer.
During cattle judging, Tom Rendall was crowned overall champion with his texel gimmer.

The inflatable bouncy house proved particularly popular with youngsters while adults could admire the display of classic cars and tractors, with vehicles from many different decades to admire.

For food, patrons could enjoy deliciously fresh seafood paella or grilled burgers from the Taste of Shetland food truck, with queues on the grounds throughout the day.

Afterwards, customers could indulge themselves with a treat from the ice cream van or a warming cup of tea in the tea tent.

Bobby Polson with his reserve champion Suffolk tup.
Bobby Polson with his reserve champion Suffolk tup.
Kenny Doull displays the Shetland Champion, who his wife, Patricia Doull, has entered into the show.
Kenny Doull displays the Shetland Champion, who his wife, Patricia Doull, has entered into the show.
Natasha Rendall with her springer spaniel Callie (6) who won first place in the best adult dog category..
Natasha Rendall with her springer spaniel Callie (6) who won first place in the best adult dog category..
A delighted Annie Wilson (9) with her pony Filska Cossack, participation class winner, lead rein, young handler and reserve performance champion.
A delighted Annie Wilson (9) with her pony Filska Cossack, participation class winner, lead rein, young handler and reserve performance champion.
Shaun Murray won first, second and third in the bird section of the photography contest.
Shaun Murray won first, second and third in the bird section of the photography contest.
Carrie Coutts won the showstopper with her French macaroons.
Carrie Coutts won the showstopper with her French macaroons.
  Ruby Williamson with her winning knits in the sweater/vest category.
Ruby Williamson with her winning knits in the sweater/vest category.
Shamim Robertson with his winning collection of interior products.
Shamim Robertson with his winning collection of interior products.

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