Rugby star judges farming art

the entry from Ayr young farmers
the entry from Ayr young farmers

Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland Fly-Half Duncan Weir has signed up to support the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) by staring as their judge for the West Region Bale Art competition.

Over the past week the West Region have been assembling their sculptures which are displayed all over the West of Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway, and right up to Stirling.

Weir will be looking at the creativity, originality, vision impacts and level of difficulty when selecting the winner. This new competition has been introduced to help raise awareness of the association and the fantastic opportunities it offers members.

West Regional Chair, Miss Suzie Dunn commented “SAYFC is an amazing organisation that brings together people aged 14-30. Its main ethos is to offer personal development for young people by providing a range of opportunities for its members such as developing skills through office bearer roles, competitions, training initiatives and international travel.”

She added “There are 80 Clubs across Scotland and you don’t need to be a farmer to be a member of the association. We have teachers, doctors, joiners, beauty therapists - a whole range of people. We hope that this competition will raise the awareness of the organisation and result in not only more members but also new partnerships which can benefit SAYFC.”

Clubs have worked hard designing and sourcing materials to create their bale arts with the aim of winning the competition. Each of the regions four districts have selected their top three to put forward to the final including sweet, tractor and animal sculptures.

The association is divided into three regions – North, East and West.