West Ren Talk the Talk in a First for District

West Ren Talk the Talk in a First for District

West Renfrewshire Make History for the District in Junior Speechmaking

On Sunday 19th of November, we held our West Junior Speechmaking and Quiz at the Coulter Village Hall in Biggar.

We had 8 teams competing in the speechmaking from across the region on the day, presenting on a wide range of topics. We are grateful to our competition judges; Bob Carruth, Lucy McClymont and Stewart Wyllie who were all thoroughly impressed by the high standard from all competitors. In the end it was the team from West Renfrewshire Young Farmers Club who came out on top, impressing the judges with their presenting topic ‘A Ferry Fiasco’. This is a historic victory as they are the first club from their district to lift the trophy since its inception in 1988. A fantastic achievement.

Thanks must also go to our Question Masters Andrew Taylor and David Mitchell and to our fantastic stewarding team for helping the day run smoothly. The full results from the both competitions were as follows:

Speechmaking (Top 4 teams going through to National):

The Winning Team from West Renfrewshire YFC

1st Place- West Renfrewshire YFC: Chair- Sophie Barrett; Speaker- Ewan Simpson; Vote of Thanks (VOT)- Archie Gudaitis

2nd Place- Stranraer & Rhins YFC: Chair- Ruth Turtle; Speaker- Kathryn Hamilton; VOT- Rachel Hamilton

3rd Place- Carluke Red: Chair- William Currie; Speaker- Lindsey Haggart; VOT- Roxanne Fisher

4th Place- Kilmaurs YFC: Chair- Paul Smith; Speaker- Lynn Smith; VOT- David Goldie


Individual Awards:

Overall Best Individual: Ruth Turtle (S&R)

Best Individual Chair (outwith winning team): Ruth Turtle (Stranraer & Rhins YFC)

Best Speaker (outwith winning team): Kathryn Hamilton (S&R)

Best Vote of Thanks (outwith winning team): Fin Hope (Biggar)

Best Overall Individual: Ruth Turtle (S&R)


Quiz (Top 2 teams going through to National)

Winning Quizzers from Ayrshire

1st Place- Ayrshire YFC

2nd Place- Lesmahagow YFC

3rd Place- Stewartry YFC

4th Place- Avondale YFC


Good Luck to all our winning teams who go on now to National on the 9th December- The rules and sign up for these can be found below: