Humpty Dumpty is having a ball!
AvondaleYFC in the running for top prize
People out and about in Avondale may do a quick double take when they see Humpty Dumpty sitting in a field.
He was built by members of Avondale Young Farmers’ Club.
And the creation has been deemed ‘outstanding in its field’ as the finalists of an annual bale art competition are announced.
The national competition – run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and supported by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) –welcomed 54 entrants from across the country.
Themes included Hallowe’en, Disney characters, tractors, teddy bears and Avondale’s entry – Humpty Dumpty.
The group will now go head to head against five other clubs from across Scotland.
SAYFC members were challenged to include the Scotch Lamb PGI brand to coincide with a major campaign launched by QMS to raise awareness of Scotch Lamb.
Telly star Lorraine Kelly – a trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal – will judge which artwork deserves to take the overall title.
Shona Lister of Avondale Young Farmers’ Club said: “This is the first time we’ve been selected as finalists.
“It’s a great opportunity for the club and we’re excited for the final.”
Carol McLaren, director of marketing and communications for Quality Meat Scotland, said: “The bale art competition offers a fantastic opportunity, particularly during Scotland’s Year of Young People, to showcase the innovation and creativity of Scotland’s young farmers, as well as proudly supporting the industry’s Scotch Lamb brand.”
The bale artwork is in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal, with those enjoying the eye-catching creations encouraged to make a donation to help support kids and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.
Last year’s competition saw donations top £500 – with teams hoping to raise even more this year.
Cracking creationAvondale Young Farmers’ Club’s bale art competition entry