Rare & Minority Breeds

Thainstone Centre holds two main rare breed events per year during May and September alongside a poultry sale in March. 
The event, which has been popular for over 20 years, is an ideal day out for all the family and attracts interest from all over Scotland with entries including:
  • Minority breed livestock, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep
  • Horses and ponies
  • Cages of rare breed poultry – turkeys, large fowl, bantams, pheasants, quail, pigeons, guinea fowl, pea fowl, geese and ducks
  • Hatching eggs
  • Harness and tack
  • poultry equipment
  • implement and hand tools from a bygone era
 The popular event features a family element with a wide variety of stalls in the Centre’s concourse area with offerings of arts and crafts, gifts and accessories.

For more details on sale dates and closing dates for entries please see the events pages.


Key Contacts

John Angus, Head of Livestock
Name: John Angus F.I.A. (Scot.)
Title: Head of Livestock
Mobile: 07801 186312
Email: John.Angus@anmgroup.co.uk
Colin Slessor, Deputy Head of Livestock
Name: Colin Slessor F.I.A. (Scot.)
Title: Deputy Head of Livestock
Tel: 01467 623703
Mobile: 07808 182108
Email: Colin.Slessor@anmgroup.co.uk


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Lerwick - Shetland Pony Evening SHOW

at Staneyhill, Lerwick ZE1 0NA

Show and Sale of Registered Shetland Ponies and Sale of Stud Books

at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. AB51 5XZ