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Third time lucky for local ploughing match


By Jean Gunn

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Gavin Robertson, Barrock, with his Ford tractor and two-furrow Kverneland reversible plough, winner of the Latheron Parish Ploughing Association match in 2019.
Gavin Robertson, Barrock, with his Ford tractor and two-furrow Kverneland reversible plough, winner of the Latheron Parish Ploughing Association match in 2019.

The Latheron Parish Ploughing Association is hoping to go ahead with the 35th ploughing match this Saturday after two failed attempts last year.

Originally the event should have taken place on October 30, and was then rescheduled for November 20, however both dates were postponed due to rain.

The association members are hoping it will be third time lucky for the ploughing match set to take place at Cogle Farm, Watten, by kind permission of James Polson, on Saturday (January 8).

Ploughing judges from Elgin are Raymond Middleton, Cameron MacIver, Graham Mutch and Willie Macdonald. Tractors will be judged by Graeme Lord, Lochend.

A total of 32 ploughmen were entered previously so it is hoped there will still be a good turnout.

Up for grabs will be a new shield presented by Sammy Streight for the best novice – never having won a first, second or third at a previous Latheron match.


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