Lower Speyside are Bale Art Champions

Lower Speyside are Bale Art Champions


Bale art depicting a rural twist stay at home, social distancing scene has been declared the best in Scotland after winning a national competition for young farmers.

After a week of making people smile across Scotland, the bale art structure situated at the Kinloss junction, A96 and created by Lower Speyside Young Farmers’ Club emerged Bale Art champions – beating 49 others entrants.

Gemma Bruce, SAYFC National Chairman 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 and have relished the challenge under Government guidelines and social distancing.”
Gemma continued “We also have been delighted to have Galbraith on board supporting this event for a second year.”

Competition supporter,  Galbraith saw associate of the firm, Alice Wilson join Alan Laidlaw, RHASS and RSABI’s Chairman, Ewan Pate as the three judges tasked with ordering the club’s bale art structures from twelve finalists to a top three – no easy decision.

Bathgate JAC’s  ‘Lets beat COVID hands down’ gained second place with their hand standing bears taking attention at junction 3A on the M8
Forfar JAC’s ‘Not all heroes wear capes’ , admired on the A90 north of Dundee, aced them third place in their efforts.

SAYFC would like to thank all property owners for allowing the eye catching designs to be positioned on their land, capturing public attention and raising awareness to the RSABI ‘Keep Talking’ campaign.



2nd – Bathgate

3rd – Forfar