Good old ploughing days

Vintage tractor ploughing match beld at Palacehill Farm Ancrum.
Vintage tractor ploughing match beld at Palacehill Farm Ancrum.

THE Border Vintage Agricultural Association ploughing match attracted its largest entry when 59 competitors took part at Palacehill, Ancrum, last month. Association chairman Charlie McCririck said: “We were very lucky with the weather and we had an excellent day’s ploughing on a really good site.”

Winners: vintage trailing – Davey Kilpatrick, Dumfries; vintage mounted – Colin Hewetson, Maryport; classic – John Bathgate, Dunbar; Novice – Jim Miller, Jedburgh.Photograph: Curtis Welsh