Scottish Woodlands back at the Balmoral
The UK’s leading forestry management company Scottish Woodlands was pleased to attend Northern Ireland's largest agricultural event, the Balmoral Show at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, for four days ending on Saturday 14 May. Organisers of the Show were delighted to have welcomed over 100,000 visitors during the first full show since the coronavirus pandemic.
Brian Malcomson, Senior Forest Manager at Scottish Woodlands said: “It’s great to have been back at the Balmoral Show after two turbulent years due to the global pandemic. If we have learnt anything out of it all is how much our local lives and businesses can be affected by events far away.
“The show was a great chance to speak with Northern Irish farmers and set out how Scottish Woodlands can help make their businesses more resilient to global climate change as well as providing an alternative form of farm income to benefit the local economy.”
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is looking forward to a busy summer of rural shows as many of the UK's landmark summer events return after two years of severe disruption as a result of the pandemic. Staff will attend some of the biggest events in the rural calendar, including the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh and the Royal Welsh Show at Bulith Wells.
"Getting out and about - and meeting people face to face - is such an important part of our business," said David Robertson, Director of Investment and Business Development for Scottish Woodlands Ltd.
"We are delighted to be attending all the major shows, and rural conferences - to meet clients, customers, suppliers and the general public. It's great to be able to take the story of our successful business out to a wider audience again."
Now the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland has finished, the next show will be ScotSheep, held at Over Finlarg farm at Tealing in Angus on 1st June.
The landmark event of the year, the Royal Highland Show, is back at Ingliston from June 23-26 after being cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19. The Royal Welsh Show also returns after a two-year absence from 18-21 July.