West Fife Agricultural Show is held on the first Saturday of June each year at Hilton Farm, Kelty.
The show has many different aspects to it from Livestock to trade stands, children’s entertainment and a large horse section with show jumping.
What have cows and pigs got to do with radio?
Prior to contacting Bridge Systems, the team from the West Fife Agricultural Society had a communication problem on site.
As you can imagine, the shows site is large, covering acres of land. The committee were experiencing problems contacting team member, and first aiders throughout the day. The show had a PA system however, not everything needs to be announced and due to the remote location of the show, mobile phones didn't always work.
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What solution was offered?
Marion Bayne, committee secretary “We hired in two way radios with ear pieces, it meant we could get 1st aiders to the scene if there was an accident without alerting the whole show ground to the problem”
Have you found any additional benefits that have arisen since using radio?
“Bridge Systems programmed the radios to allow for different channels of communication. This meant that different people could be on different channels and they only heard what was meant for them, so they were happier to use them.
The staff at Bridge Systems were so helpful with advice on what we would need and they are local so it is easier to pick them up and return them.”
What can you expect to see at the West Fife Show?
The show aims to provide a great day out for all the family as well as helping to educate everyone about agriculture and rural living.
Throughout the day there are:
- Livestock show
- Horse exhibitors
- Children’s competitions
- Dog shows
- A huge range of trade stands from flowers to burgers and sweets to clothing!