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Special Aberdeen-Angus event planned for Tillyfour Farms in Alford

Ken Howie
Ken Howie

A collective display of some of the finest Aberdeen-Angus cattle in the north-east is planned for later this month.

The display takes place on Friday, June 30, at Tillyfour Farms in Alford, which was once home to breed founder William McCombie.

It forms part of the World Angus Forum, which returns to Scotland for the first time in 40 years.

One of the Tillyfour event organisers, Ken Howie of Cairnton Aberdeen-Angus, said tickets were still available for the event.

They are available from the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society website or direct from Mr Howie, who also runs the Deeside Activity Park, by calling 01339 883536

Tickets cost £45 and include lunch, transport to the venue from Thainstone or Alford, and a free copy of a special book about the breed’s history in the north-east. The book has been penned by well-known agricultural journalist and Aberdeen-Angus breed advocate Eddie Gillanders.

The bus leaves Thainstone at 9.30am, arriving at 10am in Alford and then reaching Tillyfour at 10.15. It departs at 2pm and retraces its steps back to Thainstone, via Alford.

“A number of things have been planned for the day,” said Mr Howie.

“Lunch will be provided by Country Flavours of Alford with support from Aberdeenshire Council, which is keen to showcase everything that Aberdeenshire has to offer on the food side of things.”

There will also be a display of Aberdeen-Angus cattle from 13 herds across the region, including the resident herd at Tillyfour.

In addition, a special re-enactment of Queen Victoria’s visit to the farm and its Angus herd in 1862 is planned.

Meanwhile, a similar display of Aberdeen-Angus cattle is planned for the Highlands and islands on Wednesday, June 28.

The Northern Exposure 2017 event has been organised by the Highland Area Aberdeen-Angus Club, as part of the World Angus Forum celebrations.

Pedigree and commercial breeders from across the north of Scotland will gather for the free event at Dingwall Mart, which runs from 10am to 5pm.

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