Six straw bale works of art, created by Scottish Young Farmers, have been deemed ’outstanding in their field’ as the finalists in the annual bale art competition run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and supported by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
In all, 54 clubs from across the country entered with themes including Halloween, Disney characters, tractors, teddy bears and Humpty Dumpty.
The finalist clubs are: Strichen JAC (East Aberdeenshire district), Mid Deeside (West Aberdeenshire district), East Mainland (Orkney district), SSS (Clyde and Central district), Avondale (Lanarkshire district) and Strathbogie (Deveron & Speyside district).
Many congrats to the @SAYFC clubs who have been announced as the six finalists in the Young Farmers’ Scotch Lamb Bale Art Competition! Good luck for the final! t.co/QXLnzIhleg pic.twitter.com/lsf2FxKhaV— QMS (@qmscotland)
This year SAYFC members were challenged to include the Scotch Lamb PGI brand in their entries to coincide with QMS’s current campaign to raise awareness of Scotch Lamb.
The finalists will be judged by TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who is a trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal.
Kinross farmer and SAYFC chairman David Lawrie said: "We are delighted to support the work of the STV Children’s Appeal and those who enjoy the bale art over the coming weeks are being urged to make a donation by way of appreciation via the JustGiving page.”
To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/baleart2018
The challenge comes amid QMS’s 10-week campaign to get the country enjoying more Scotch Lamb which, following £200,000 of funding from the Scottish Government, includes TV advertising alongside radio, print and billboard.