Young farmers have a bale of a time

Stewartry YFC creation

Stewartry YFC creation

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This week Dumfries & Galloway Young Farmers set the challenge to the six Young Farmers clubs in the Region a unique chalenge.

Members of Stewartry YFC, Machars YFC, Stranraer and Rhins YFC, Annandale YFC, Thornhill YFC and Lower Nithsdale have constructed visually striking structures made primarily from bales along the main transport routes in the region.

The purpose of this task to the clubs was firstly as a competition to find the most artistic and imaginative club in the region. The second reason was to raise the awareness and knowledge of the Young Farmers movement in the region and further afield with the intention and hope to gain new members within the region’s clubs.

The YF clubs also hope that the creations give some joy to the many people who travel the regions roads during the week and hopefully alert people to the beauty of the area.

Macharys YFC spokesman Colin Ferguson said: “I also think its important to show and bring to the mind to the people who will see these that farming is not all work and no play, and that joining a organisation such as SAYFC in your local area can open many doors but also allow you to have some great fun with great people.”