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Showing Your Cat

The GCCF give excellent advice on their website for getting started on showing your cat(s).

The Officers and Committee Members are more than happy to give you advice. Any questions please email them to edinburghandeastofscotcatclub@gmail.com.

All exhibitors on Show day can arrive from 8am and must be vetted in by 10am. Judging will commence from 10am – 12pm when all exhibitors will be required to leave the hall.

Exhibitors and visitors will be allowed back into the hall once judging is completed.

VOLUNTEERS – email the Show Team edinburghcatclubshow22@gmail.com

All cat shows rely on volunteer help throughout the day. Our show on 17th September 2022 is no different. Having a sufficient number of helpers makes everything runs smoothly. While some exhibitors help when they can most volunteers do not enter the show. Previous experience isn’t required. The only qualification is you like cats! You can learn as you go and there are people on hand to guide you on the day.

For most roles helpers are required to be at venue – Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh before judging commences at 10am sharp. Exceptions might be made by prior arrangement with the Show Manager, Sally Woolrich. Most volunteers arrive between 8-8:30am. Transport link information to get to QMU https://www.qmu.ac.uk/location-and-getting-here/get-to-qmu-by-public-transport/

Help in setting up the show on the Friday afternoon/evening is most welcome.

Help is always required for the following tasks on the day of the show:

Working on the entry door dealing with tickets and catalogues

Administration table – administration of classes, rosettes and trophies

Handing out tally envelopes to exhibitors (pen number etc.)

Stewarding of the vetting-in process before the show begins

Stewarding for judges – for individuals with previous show experience.

Show slip runners – pinning slips to the results board

Distribution of rosette

Donations for the raffle and tombola & running the stalls

General help on the day

Transport for judges returning to stations and airports.

Clearing the hall after the show

Finding out more about helping is easy. Contact the Club on edinburghcatclubshow22@gmail.com

Dress is casual – wear what’s comfortable. With the exception of administration workers most volunteers spend the day on their feet. The show normally finishes between 4-5pm.

Donations for the raffle and tombola are welcome from local businesses right up until the day of the show. We can arrange local collection in and around Edinburgh.