£100 Winner

Congratulations to Helen Lee of Banknock, Stirlingshire – first winner of £100 in the Scottish Ploughing Championships fundraiser.  The winning affiliated society was Central Scotland and squares were sold by Vice Chairman John Walker.

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






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

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 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.

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.

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.