Rotary Club hosts charity Ploughing Match

The winners and runners up for the four categories
The winners and runners up for the four categories

The Rotary Club of Peterhead and the Buchan Vintage Tractor and Engine Club held another very successful charity ploughing match at Auchlee Farm, Longside recently.

A total sum of £4,500 was raised, which will be used to help Rotary charities at home and abroad and the BVTEC will use their share to help many local good causes.

Overall winner Doug Stewart with Neil Godsman and Phyllis Mundie from Rotary Club of Peterhead and Eric Mallarkey from the Buchan Vintage Tractor and Engine Club

Overall winner Doug Stewart with Neil Godsman and Phyllis Mundie from Rotary Club of Peterhead and Eric Mallarkey from the Buchan Vintage Tractor and Engine Club

The organisers said: “We would like to thank all our sponsors for their generous donations, especially Ken and Margaret Watt and all their staff at The Palace Hotel, Morrisons of Peterhead, Gillanders Motors Ltd, ASDA, Strachans, R.Coutts and Son Butcher, West End Butchers, T.A. Ritchie Butcher, Murdoch Allan and Sons, Don Fishing Company, Finnie 4x4, Wallace Caravans, John Smith and Sons, Russell Gall, Colin Sievewright, Brian Gillanders and Sidney Fraser.

“A special thanks to all ploughers who raised sponsorship money, especially Raymond Turriff who, again, had the greatest amount, without their help and support this event would not be possible and the great success that it is.

They added: “The Harvest Home concert held on Sunday, October 19 was greatly enjoyed by all and contributed greatly to the final total.

“Our grateful thanks again to all at the Palace Hotel, to all entertainers and donations for the raffle.”

Mrs Kinnaird from Kinross who assisted her husband Ross with a horse ploughing demonstration, which was very much admired by all spectators

Mrs Kinnaird from Kinross who assisted her husband Ross with a horse ploughing demonstration, which was very much admired by all spectators

Winners of the ploughing match are as follows:

Double Furrow - Class A: 1 Bob Milne, 2 D Scott, 3 G Forsyth.

Double Furrow - Class B: 1 Gordon Hector, 2 G Davidson, 3 Ian Milne.

Single Furrow: 1 Rob Paterson, 2 Tom Robertson, 3 Bob Shepherd.

Trailing Plough: 1 Doug Stewart, 2 Raymond Turriff, 3 Davie Milton.

Overall: Doug Stewart.

Demonstration: James Stewart.

Raffle winners:

1st Prize of £250: Nicola Alexander.

Holiday Inn Hotel Voucher courtesy of the Holiday Inn: Morag Penny.

Corporate Day for four, courtesy of Peterhead Football Club: Steelfast.

Other prizes: J. Selamn, N. Cruickshank, C. McGhee, E. Russell, A. Mowatt, S. Johnston, Tom Fraser, M. Bush, Evelyn Farquhar, Morag Penny, L. Pirie, Callum Mutch, Mrs Davidson Banchory, Avril and Gary Cruickshank, Mary Low.

All prizes have been distributed.