Wigtownshire open ploughing match

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Around 40 ploughmen from Southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and England took part in the annual match.

The overnight weather conditions were perfect but conditions were ruined with a large period of rain at daybreak.

The match went ahead and brave ploughmen made the best of the conditions which improved as the day progressed.

The organisers would like to thank Stair Estates for the use of the field and David and Joni Greer for presenting the prizes.

They would also like to thank the judges, ploughmen and spectators who once again turned out to support the match.

The J. Duffy Trophy for the best ploughman from Wigtownshire was presented to J. Donnan from Sorbie, second was R. McCrindle and A. Ramsay was third.

A Ramsay also won the Copland Shield for best junior. Reserve Champion was D Gratton, and Champion was A. Brown from Darvel.

Wigtownshire Open Ploughing Match 2015 Results

Class 2 – Broken Work; 1 A Brown, Darvel; 2 A McAnally, Ballyclare; 3 H. Currie, Mauchline

Class 3 – Classic; 1 J Donnan, Sorbie; 2 K. Collins, Castle Kennedy; 3 W McHarrie, Glenluce

Class 4 - Reversible; 1 G McLauchlan, Mauchline; 2 R McCrindle, Stoneykirk; 3 J McKie, Dunragit

Class 5 – Vintage Trailing; 1 D Gratton, Larne

Class 6 – Vintage Mounted; 1 A Irving, Twynholm; 2 F Davidson, Larne; 3 J Griffin, Kelso

Class 7 – Junior Conventional; 1 A Ramsay, Glenluce; 2 M Gamble, Ballyclare; 3 I McClure, Leswalt;

4 L Hardie, Glenluce