Economy Science and Transport Minister, Edwina Hart has praised the Cardigan Show after her visit last week.

The Minister and the Deputy Minister for Agriculture Rebecca Evans, attended the show at the invitation of Elin Jones AM and visited several stands during the day including the new ‘food hall’, which showcases some of the area’s produce.

Amongst the stands visited was the Cadwgan Building Perseveration Trust, who were at the show to present their work to date in restoring Cardigan Castle. The Welsh Government is a partner on project to bring the castle back to life for use as a both a community resource and a tourist attraction.

The Minister and Deputy Minister also took the opportunity to meet with members and representatives of the farming unions to discuss the current opportunities and challenges facing the sector.

The Minister said: “The Deputy Minister and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Cardigan Show and we are grateful to Elin Jones AM for the invitation. Shows like this are not only an opportunity for the rural community to come together; they are also an excellent boost to the local economy.

“They attract visitors and provide local businesses with excellent opportunities to showcase their products and services. The new food hall at this year’s show is an excellent example of this. I was very impressed with the standard and range of produce on offer.

“The Cadwgan Building Perseveration Trust’s exhibition was of particular interest. Cardigan Castle is an important part of the area’s history, so seeing how the Castle is being developed into a vibrant and diverse resource is very good to see.”