Thursday, 9 September 2010

Black Isle Show - 4

Show jumping was an important event on the main arena.

I was informed that some farmers put considerable pressure on their daughters to perform well in the various events, because not only does winning a Gold Medal bring glory to the girl, it can also significantly increase the market value of the horse!

You will see a van selling stovies in the background. Stovies is traditionally a left over dish from the Sunday Roast, using the tatties, meat and dripping leftovers all thrown into one pot. The origins of stovies are said to come from a time when masters would give their servants the left over food from Sunday lunch. They would take this home or to their quarters and make a dish that could last them all week and was easy to cook.

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