West Rally Day Success

West Rally Day Success

The West held a rally day at Lanark Market on 10th of July which incorporated the following events, Arts and Crafts, Tug of War and Young Farmer of the Year eliminations.

There was a fantastic turn out in the Arts and Crafts section with 12 junior and 15 senior teams competing.

The Junior theme was ‘Saving the Planet’ with articles, Something new for something old, Reusable shopping bag, Floral Display, Further Article and Appearance and Display.

The Results were:

1st – Avondale
2nd – Crossroads
3rd – Avondale

Awards for individual articles:

Something new from something old: Kate Agnew, Stranraer & Rhins
Reusable Shopping Bag: Megan Turkington, Crossroads
Floral Display: Sarah Comrie, Lanark
Further Article: Jake Mitchell, Annandale and Cara Ginestri, Avondale
Appearance and Display:  Jane Fleming and Iona Watson, Avondale


The senior theme was ‘Scotland’s Larder’ with articles, Promotional Posters, Chopping Board, Apron, Food Illusion Cake, Floral arrangement, Further Article and appearance and display.

The Results were:

1st – Kilmaurs
2nd – Carluke Purple
3rd – Stranraer & Rhins

Awards for individual articles:

Promotional Poster: Hayley Jo Stephen, East Kilbride
Chopping Board: Angus Ritchie, Mauchline
Sewn Apron: Holly Leitch, Crossroads
Food Illusion Cake: Katie Watt, Avondale
Floral Arrangement: Alice Allan, Ayr and Zoe Wilson, Kilmaurs
Further Article: Mhairi Strang, East Kilbride and Karen Shepherd, Kilmaurs
Appearance and Display: Heather Waugh and Becki Gordon, Carluke


Tug of War

Ten ladies and Nine gents teams then took part in the Tug of War competition hoping to secure a place at the National Final held at the ‘Super Saturday’ event on Saturday 24th of July.

Results were as follows:

1st Ayr

2nd Biggar

3rd Callander A

1st Biggar

2nd Callander

3rd Lesmahagow


Young Farmer of the Year

Eleven competitors took part in the Young Farmer of the Year competition taking part in the following events:

  • Quiz
  • Changing the guard on a PTO shaft
  • Wiring of a trailer board
  • Sheep conditioning
  • Set up of a handpiece
  • Cow cell count.

Finalists from the Regions will be announced at Super Saturday.