The Lowther show has been scrapped for next year and there are doubts over whether it will ever be staged again.

The event was cancelled this year due to torrential rain and this week, the organisers Countryman Fairs went into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation.

Lowther Castle chief executive David Bliss said: “We can’t see a future for it. I think it is finished, unfortunately."

Mr Bliss said the Estate could not run the show itself, but was open to hearing from other organisations.