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Stirling, Strathendrick and Strathkelvin young farmers pip Orkney club to claim ‘bale art’ crown

The scene created for the competition by the young farmers from the SSS club.

A ‘bale art’ competition, which saw an entry from Orkney’s east mainland young farmers named as one of six finalists, has seen the scene put together by the Stirling, Strathendrick and Strathkelvin (SSS) named the overall winner.

The winner was declared earlier today, with television presenter Lorraine Kelly having the final say.

The competition was run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers (SAYFC) in response to a challenge set by Quality Meat Scotland to raise awareness of the Scotch PGI brand. Funds are also being raised for the STV Children’s Appeal, which Lorraine Kelly is a trustee of.

Carol McLaren, director of marketing and communications for Quality Meat Scotland, said: “Huge congratulations to the young farmers of Stirling, Strathendrick and Strathkelvin Club for their innovative bale art talent.

“The artwork perfectly complements the Scotch Lamb PGI brand and helps bring the work of Scotland’s young farmers to a national stage during the Year of Young People.”

There were two entries made to the competition by young farmers clubs in Orkney, with the scene set out by the East Mainland club at Wideford farm, between Kirkwall and Kirkwall Airport, and another, put together by the Sandwick Club, at Tormiston Farm, Stromness.

 

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