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Moray Plowing Match Society’s event takes place at Kirkhill Farm in Alves

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A TOTAL of 38 ploughmen were in action at the Moray Plowing Match Society’s annual event.

The match, held on Saturday, November 12, took place at Kirkhill Farm in Alves, on land made available from Martin Taylor & Sons.

A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves. Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie

There were a total of five classes throughout the day, with judging taking into account all aspects of each competing rig.

Spectators also had plenty to see with three local machinery dealers demonstrating plowing rigs.

A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves.  Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie
A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves. Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie
A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves.  Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie
A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves. Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie
A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves.  Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie
A plowing match at Kirkhill Farm in Alves. Picture: Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie

Mark Skea, from Inverurie, was the overall winner and picked up the Linkwood Championship Shield.

J Seivwright, who traveled all the way from Meigle in Perthshire, secured reserve and the Calcot Cup.

Other trophy winners

Sandy Gray Trophy – Reversible: S Alexander

NEF Ltd Perpetual Trophy – Best JAC Member: S Macleod

Coltfield Cup – Forres Member: N Clarihew

Stewart Cup – Highest Placed Moray & Nairn Class 2: G Hepburn Jnr

WM Reid Trophy – Highest Placed Moray & Nairn Class 4: I Macleod

James Porter Memorial trophy – best ploughman under 25: S Macleod

Harbro Perpetual Trophy Class 3: S Alexander

Elbar trophy Best Rig Ford Tractor: I Macdonald

Classic Trophy – Best Classic Rig Class 3: C Forbes

Speyside Farriery Services Shield – highest placed under 26-year in class 4b: S Macleod

RHASS Medal: I Macleod

Class 1: Agrovista Cup: 1st M Skea; 2nd I Macdonald

Class 2: Bowlts Chartered Surveyors Trophy: 1st J Seivwright; 2nd G Hepburn Jnr; 3rd H Sutherland

Moray Estates Prize: G Hepburn Jnr

Class 3: Frontier Trophy: 1st S Alexander; 2nd C Forbes; 3rd D Towns

Moray Estates Prize: C Forbes

Classic: Ian Mchattie Trophy: 1st C Forbes; 2nd D Towns; 3rd G Gilbert

Class 4: Pentland Landrover Trophy; 1st I Macleod; 2nd W McDonald; 3rd R Patterson

Moray Estates Prize: I Macleod

Class 4b: Moray Estates Junior Trophy: 1st S Macleod

Class 5 Vintage Trailing: Gleaner Oils Trophy: 1st D Stewart; 2nd E Proctor; 3rd J Donald

Moray Estates Prize: D Clarihew

Demonstrators: 1st D Sclater HRN; 2nd C Calder Sellars; 3rd R Stephen Scot JCB


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