Kin­tyre plough­men’s prize-win­ning per­for­mance

Campbeltown Courier - - FARMING -

Kinytre’s farm­ers ploughed up a storm at the Bute vin­tage plough­ing match, win­ning four firsts and one sec­ond. The match at Ed­in­beg Farm on Satur­day Septem­ber 29 saw Wil­lie Reid, Neil MacPhail, Gavin Reid, Drew McKen­drick and Ian McKen­drick im­press judges Hugh Cur­rie, Mauch­line, and Robert McKeck­nie, Larkhall, with their fine fur­rows. Wil­lie was awarded the Wil­liam Somerville Memo­rial Tro­phy for best over­all plough­man, the Kin­garth and Kilchat­tan Bay Im­prove­ments So­ci­ety Tro­phy for best work by a gen­eral pur­pose plough over 10 inches with his Ford 4000 and Kvern­land plough, and a spe­cial prize for the best lot by a main­land com­peti­tor. Neil won first for best work with horse-drawn plough, Gavin was first in the gen­eral pur­pose plough 10 inches and un­der with a Grey-Gold 35 and Fer­gu­son plough, and Drew took the top spot in the gen­eral pur­pose clas­sic with a Uni­ver­sal 550 and Ran­some plough. Ian McKen­drick came sec­ond in the Gen­eral pur­pose plough over 10 inches on a Ford 3000 with Ran­some TS59J plough. An­other no­table win­ner was 18-year-old Iain R. Craw­ford of Stuck Farm on the Isle of Bute who won the Dum­fries Tro­phy for best work by a mem­ber of the host club, the Bute Tools Tro­phy for best work by a Bute trac­tor, the Alas­tair Speirs Memo­rial Cup for the best work by a ju­ve­nile, best lot by a Bute com­peti­tor and the best lot by vin­tage trac­tor and plough. Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of awards by Ann Hamil­ton, a vote of thanks was passed to every­one who had con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the day.

Pho­tos: Zak Har­ri­son

J. Somerville, Ann Hamil­ton, Iain Liv­ingston, Iain F. Craw­ford, Iain R. Craw­ford and Wil­lie Reid.

Neil MacPhail the leg­end, with horses Tommy and Poacher, ac­com­pa­nied by Stephen Jones.

Cham­pion plough­man Wil­lie Reid.

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