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2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships Calendar COMPETITION

You are invited to submit a photograph (maximum of 3) taken at previous Scottish Ploughing Championships for selection for the 2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships Calendar.  Please read the Rules of Competition prior to submission.

Photographs must be submitted by e-mail no later than 30th September 2020.  Rules of competition listed below (also on the website at scotplough.co.uk).

All photographs submitted will be displayed on our Facebook page for voting during October.

The winning photographers will have their photograph included in the 2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships calendar.  People who submit a winning photograph will receive a copy of the 2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships calendar.

RULES of Competition

  1. Photographs must be your own work and a minimum of 3 MP file size.
  2. Each person may enter a maximum of three of their own photographs for this competition.
  3. Year and venue of Scottish Ploughing Championships must be included with each photograph submitted.
  4. Photographs featuring ploughers must include their name along with year and venue of Scottish Ploughing Championships.
  5. The calendar will feature the names of the photographers.  Photographs may be edited for printing purposes.
  6. Files must be sent to scotplough@btinternet.com along with requested information no later than 30th September 2020.
  7. Submission of photograph(s) confirms acceptance of the Rules of Competition.
  8. Any submissions which do not comply with the Rules will be excluded from the competition.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES:  30th September 2020.

We reserve the right to exclude any photograph deemed inappropriate or unsuitable.

This promotion is being run by Ploughing Championships (Scotland) Limited.

2020 Scottish Ploughing Championships

The Executive Committee members of the Scottish Ploughing Championships are disappointed to announce the cancellation of this year’s event scheduled for 23rd and 24th October.

Scotland has not yet moved into Phase 4, which allows large gatherings, and the timescales available do not allow for the organisation of an event which meets the high standard to which we aspire.

Members have spent a considerable amount of time researching the Scottish Government guidelines and legal requirements of running the event to ensure the health and safety of all attendees.  In addition to the onerous but necessary record-keeping and paperwork involved the committee has had to factor in the risk of the imposition of a local lockdown in October after expenditure has been incurred and is committed which could risk the future viability of the organisation.

We understand that many people will be disappointed but rest assured, we are working on some new ideas for the winter months and will announce these in due course.

Confirmed Scottish Representatives for the 2020 European Reversible, European Vintage and Five Nations will go forward as the 2021 Scottish representatives for these events.  Once the Six Nations Vintage and Classic match details are available those who qualified in 2019 to represent Scotland will be contacted.  Details of a qualifier for the 2021 World Ploughing Championships (to be held in the Republic of Ireland in September) will be announced in due course.

We are fortunate that our excellent host, Andrew Cuthbertson, is able to host the 58th Scottish Ploughing Championships and Five Nations Challenge on 22nd & 23rd October 2021 and we look forward to welcoming you to Ayrshire.

200 Club- June Draw

Congratulations to the winners drawn at the Executive committee meeting on 28th June.

200 Club June Draw

  • 1st Prize = £50 – Tom Greenhill
  • 2nd Prize = £30 – Gordon Hepburn Snr
  • 3rd Prize = £25 – Alex Evans
  • 4th Prize = £20 – James Tait
  • 5th Prize = £15 – William Dunlop

Cheques have been posted to winners.

Click here to purchase a share or two for the 200 Club.

Scottish Ploughing Championships 2020

The Executive Committee of the Scottish Ploughing Championships met virtually yesterday (28/6/20).
 
After discussion it was agreed to wait until week commencing 20th July before making a decision to allow for the most up to date Scottish Government advice to be considered along with the health and safety implications for all involved.
 
In the event that the Scottish Ploughing Championships is able to go ahead in October this year there will be no change to the 2019 Rules to make it easier to run this year in the short timescale available.

Scottish Ploughing Championships 2020

The Executive Committee of the Scottish Ploughing Championships met virtually this afternoon (31/5/20).

It has been agreed that a decision will be made by 30th June about whether the Scottish Ploughing Championships will be going ahead in 2020, based on the government advice available at that time and taking into account the health and safety of all involved.

In the event that the Scottish Ploughing Championships is able to go ahead there will be no change to the 2019 Rules to make it easier to run this year in the short timescale available.

200 Club – Christmas Draw

Congratulations to the winners drawn at the Greeting Meeting on 8th December.

Reminders for renewal of 200 Club Shares / purchase of new 200 Club Shares will be sent out in January.

200 Club Christmas Draw

  • 1st Prize = £50 – Alistair Davidson
  • 2nd Prize = £30 – George Black
  • 3rd Prize – £25 – William Dunlop
  • 4th Prize = £20 – Bill Wood
  • 5th Prize = £15 – Steven Fowler

 

Cheques have been posted to winners.

Young Ploughers Development Programme

Nominations due from affiliated societies by Friday 30th November (printed forms were posted to contacts for all affiliated societies on 20th September).

Young ploughers aged between 14 and 25 may be nominated for inclusion in the 2020 Junior Development Programme. Up to five Young Ploughers across Scotland will be selected by the Executive Committee to receive travel costs, up to a maximum of £250, to compete at the 2020 Scottish Ploughing Championships in Ayrshire. In addition, an experienced plougher in their area will be appointed as a mentor.

Nomination Form:  Junior Development Programme Application November 2019

Photograph courtesy of Issy Hutton.

2019 AGM – Information for members

AGM of Ploughing championships (Scotland) Ltd held on 10th March 2019

Summary Points for Members of the Scottish Ploughing Championships

  • RULES
    • Classic Class – 11″ width rule removed
    • Junior Classes – new format for 2020
    • Multi furrow class – maximum of 5 furrows
    • Plough Off Start Times – amended to 9.20 am.
  • Scottish Ploughing Championships – Members voted by a substantial majority to revert to Friday and Saturday for Scottish Ploughing Championships from 2020.
  • Prize Money – Unanimously agreed that NO prize money would be paid for any class.
  • Greeting Meeting – to be re-introduced.
  • World Board Member – Mrs Joyce Mitchell appointed.

Executive Committee and Office Bearers

  • Chairman:  Willie Grieve
  • Vice Chairman:  John Walker
  • Company Secretary:  Jane McDowall
  • Area 1 – Thurso to Inverness:  Gavin Robertson and James Tait.
  • Area 2 – Inverness to South Grampian:  Dave Carnegie and Raymond Middleton
  • Area 3 – Tayside, Fife and Stirling*:  Rab Birrell, Jamie Dick, Andrew Mitchell Snr and Gordon C Beattie.
  • Area 4 – Borders:  John Tait and Stuart Forsyth.
  • Area 5 – Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway:  Alistair Brown and Gordon Rae.
  • Bill Wood was co-opted on to the Executive Committee.

*         Two extra members from the area where the match is being held are appointed to the Executive Committee.

Committee Members  (members elected to assist with setting up, clearing up and at the match).

Brian Baxter, Morris Blacklaws, Ian Cruickshank, Hugh Currie, Archie Finlay, Andrew Gammie, Robbie Gauld, Billy Gordon, Andy Greenhill, Gordon Hepburn Jnr, Alec Keith, Derek MacIver, Iain MacRae, Richard MacWilliam, Grant McDonald, John McRobert, Mark Skea, Ian Whiteford and David Wood.