The Scottish Ploughing Championships (SPC) returned to Caithness this weekend after a very successful event in 2013 and three locals won awards.
The Championships were hosted by Morgan and Nicola Milne at Stanstill once again and the directors were very appreciative of "the great site and warm welcome".
A SPC spokesperson said: "A team of local volunteers had been working hard over the past year securing sponsorship and support in the local area.
"There was a good entry of local and national ploughers along with ploughers from Wales, England and Ireland for the Five Nations Challenge."
Local winners included James Tait from Thurso, Michael Mackay from West Greenland and Scott Rosie from Bower.
Over 100 tractors and ploughs took in the competition classes along with demonstrators. Caithness Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club members had a display of vintage agricultural machinery and carried out a demonstration. There was catering and a bar on site as well as craft stalls in the shed for all to enjoy.
The ground conditions were challenging due to weather conditions but the standard of ploughing was said to be high. The SPC said it looks forward to returning to Caithness again in the future.
Next year’s event will be held in Ayrshire.
Main sponsor: Kverneland UK; Five Nations Platinum Sponsor: Robertsons-Orkney Limited; Platinum Sponsor – Juniors – Pöttinger; Platinum Sponsor – Multi Furrow Reversible – HRN Tractors Ltd.
Scottish Ploughing Championships winners:
James Tait (Thurso)
Scott Rosie (Bower)
James R Fleming
David J Thomlinson
Non hyd classic reversible
Michael Mackay (West Greenland)
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