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Scottish Ploughing Championships 2021

It is with regret that the Executive Committee of Ploughing Championships (Scotland) Limited announces the cancellation of the 2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing uncertainties about what restrictions may be in place in October it has not been possible to commence arrangements for the 58th Scottish Ploughing Championships due to be held at Monktonhill, Prestwick, by kind permission of Mr A Cuthbertson.

The financial risk to the organisation in going ahead with planning and then having to cancel closer to the event due to changes to restrictions to deal with an increase in cases or a new variant is too great.  Due to the unpredictability of the virus and restrictions still in place it was not possible to guarantee being able to organise a Scottish Ploughing Championships to the high standard we would wish.

We will now commence planning for the 58th Scottish Ploughing Championships to be held at Stanstill Farm, Thurso, Caithness by kind permission of Mr and Mrs M Milne on 22nd & 23rd October 2022.

The proposed meeting scheduled for 20th June to appoint judges and stewards will NOT be held.

200 Club – March 2021

The 200 Club was drawn by the Executive Committee on Sunday 28th March 2021 – winners as follows:

  • 1st prize of £50 won by Alex Robertson.
  • 2nd prize of £30 won by William Dunlop.
  • 3rd prize of £25 won by Mrs Mary Carnegie (who has kindly donated her winning back to the Scottish Ploughing Championships).
  • 4th prize of £20 won by Mrs Angela Mitchell.
  • 5th prize of £15 won by Bob Milne.

Cheques are in the post.

Annual General Meeting

Membership renewal information and Site Team volunteering forms have been posted out to all 2020 members and affiliated societies.

This year the AGM will be held online due to Covid-19 restrictions and renewing members are asked to confirm on their membership renewal form if they wish to be sent the link to join the AGM.

Click here for link to online membership and Site Team volunteering form.

Any matters that you wish to be raised at the AGM must be with the secretary by 26th March.

The link to the online AGM will be sent out on Saturday 27th March.

Only members who have confirmed they wish to attend will be sent the link and admitted to the AGM.

If you have any queries prior to meeting, please contact Jane.

£100 Winners

Executive Committee members are selling squares at £5 each with those buying a square having a 1 in 40 chance of winning £100.

Winners

  • Helen Lee, Banknock
  • Jeanette Anderson, Dunfermline
  • Linda Cassells, Stirling
  • Nathan Parlett, Ayrshire
  • William Young, Lanark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 Club Christmas Draw

Congratulations to the Christmas 200 Club Draw winners:
 
£50 – Gordon Rae
£30 – Stuart Forsyth
£25 – Robin Hunter
£20 – Peter Martin
£15 – Mrs E Bathgate
 
Cheques are in the post.

Scottish Points League Trophies

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 ploughing season Scottish Points League Trophies.
 
Points were collated from results submitted by affiliated societies during September 2019 – March 2020.
 
The George Mutch Trophy for Classic and Vintage – 1st Michael Mackay, 2nd Jim McKechnie, 3rd= Raymond Smart and Gerald MacLeod.
 
The Rab Birrell Conventional Shield – 1st Willie Grieve, 2nd= Graeme Mackay and Ian McDonald.
 
The D M Carnegie Reversible Shield – 1st Scott Alexander, 2nd= Dave Carnegie and W McDonald.

2021 Calendar

2021 Calendar featuring photographs from previous Scottish Ploughing Championships.

Calendars ready to post out mid-December 2020.

Click here for link to online sales website.

Contributors of photographs which have been included in the 2021 calendar will be sent their calendar in mid-December.

If you would prefer to send a cheque, please contact the secretary on 07717 758 638.

200 Club

The 200 Club was drawn at the Executive Committee virtual meeting on 11th October.  Winners as follows:

  • £50       Tom Greenhill
  • £30       Alec Keith
  • £25       Mark Skea
  • £20       Stuart Forsyth
  • £15       James R Fleming

Cheques are in the post.

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/s included in the 2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships calendar.  People who submit photograph/s featured in the 2021 Scottish Ploughing Championships calendar will receive a complimentary copy.

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.