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Pink pigs triumph in bale art competition


By David Porter

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A display of pink pigs with a stay at home message have taken the top honours in this year's bale art competition.

Member Ellie Newlands from Lower Speyside Young Farmers with their 2020 bale art overall winner. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Member Ellie Newlands from Lower Speyside Young Farmers with their 2020 bale art overall winner. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

The team from Lower Speyside YF who were declared overall winners built their This Little Pig Stayed at Home creation alongside the A96 near Kinloss.

Run by The Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs, his year saw over 50 teams from across Scotland take part.

Bathgate JAC’s Let’s beat Covid hands down which is located at junction 3A of the M8 took second place while Forfar JAC’s Not all heroes wear capes placed near the A90 north of Dundee,wonthird place.

The judges, RSABI chairman Ewan Pate, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland chief executive Alan Laidlaw and Alice Wilson of competition supporters Galbraiths selected their top three from 12 finalists chosen from across the country.

SAYFC national chairwoman Gemma Bruce said: “It has been fantastic to see members embrace this year’s bale art theme ‘Something to make you smile’ in support of the RSABI #KeepTalking campaign.”

The finalists were Brechin YFC, Forfar YFC, Strathmore JAC, Beith YFC, Lower Nithsdale YFC, Keith and District YFC, Lower Speyside YFC, Strichen JAC, Bell Baxter JAC, Kinross JAC, Bathgate JAC and Harray YFC.

The winning bale art team included vice-chairman Graeme Rhind, Rhona Rhind, Craig Reid, chairman Harry Ross, Ellie Newlands, Gordon Kelly and Eve Newlands.

The club thanked A&K Rhind, of Newton of Struthers, for use of the field.



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