Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club

Rescheduled Ploughing Match – POSTPONED

The second ploughing match of the season (postponed from November) due to take place on Sunday 11th December at 9.30am., Newmill Farm, Cupar is now POSTPONED due to the freezing weather conditions.


Newmill Farm
Cupar, KY15 4RF
By kind permission of The Wardlaw family

ENTRY FEE £10.00
PAY ON THE DAY

Doddie Weir

The Club was saddened by the news that Scottish Rugby legend, Doddie Weir has passed away after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Doddie won 61 caps for his country during his playing career. Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2016, he courageously set about raising awareness of the disease and set up his My Name’5 Doddie foundation to help fund research into finding a cure for MND and support people diagnosed with the disease. Doddie was awarded the OBE in 2019 for services to Rugby , MND research and the community in the Scottish Borders and worked tirelessly for these causes despite his illness.

Off the pitch, Doddie farmed at the family farm near Blainslie in the Borders and was the proud owner of a vintage Ford Dexta which members of the Club had helped to restore.

The Club members would like to pass on our condolences to Doddie’s family at this sad time.

Ploughing match postponed

Due to the adverse weather conditions, the club Ploughing match due to be held this Sunday, 20th November at Newmill Farm, Cupar is postponed. Further information about the match will be posted here and on our Facebook page in due course.

European Vintage Ploughing Championships

Club member Dave Veitch (centre) was recently presented with a cheque by John Sinski and Rab Isaac on behalf of the Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery club to assist with travel costs to attend European Vintage ploughing championships in Northern Ireland. Dave managed a very credible 3rd place in the vintage mounted class. The club were delighted to have sponsored Dave’s trip & we are delighted with his win.

Tractor Road Run

This year’s road run will take place on Sunday 17th April 2022 starting at 10.am from Tillyochie Farm, Kinross with the kind permission of Jimmy Smith.

The entry fee for the run is £10 – pay on the day!

Sunday 17th April 2022
Tillyochie Farm, Kinross
KY13 0NL
At 10.00 am

ALL DRIVERS MUST BE INSURED AND HOLD A FULL DRIVING LICENCE
Please bring a packed lunch.

Please return entry form by 10th April to
Mr. Jim Harrow, 31 Braehead, Cupar

Ploughing Match winners

Congratulations to Raymond Smart who was the overall winner of the club’s two ploughing matches this season. Well done Raymond. Congratulations also to the winners of the individual categories this year.

Trophy Winners 2021
Horse – B. Duncan 251pts
10 Inch Mounted Class – D. Veitch 283pts
12 Inch Mounted Class – R. Napier 243pts
Symington Skimmer Novice – G. Young 197pts
Horticultural Class – T. Tweedie 280pts
The Jimmy Walker Trailing Trophy – R. Smart 309pts
Ian Nicol Memorial Shield – R. Smart 309pts
Overall Runner up – E. Bennie 297.5pts
Overall Winner – R. Smart 309pts

Silverburn Park

Club member Gavin Waddell was recently involved in cataloging machinery and farm equipment for an auction held by Fife Employment Action Trust’s Silverburn Park. Pictured below is Gavin along with Club Chairman John Sinksi who presented a cheque to Duncan Mitchell, CEO of Silverburn/FEAT at the Club’s January meeting.

Riding for the Disabled charity donation

The club chairman, John Sinksi and treasurer, John Eccles were pleased to present a cheque at our December meeting for £420 to the East Fife and Scooniehill branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association. The money was raised from the club’s annual road run earlier this year, so a big thanks to everyone who contributed.

Ploughing Match results 21st November 2021

Here are the results of the second Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club match held at Inch Farm, Pittenweem on Sunday 21st November 2021. The combined score achieved from both matches will decide the class champions and the Reserve and Overall Champion all of which will be announced at the clubs next AGM when the trophy’s will be presented.

Congratulations to all the worthy winners and thanks to all the competitors who took part in the match. Thanks also to everyone who helped organizing and setting up the two matches this year.

Ploughing Match November 2021

Horse Class:
1st B.Duncan 127 points

Horticultural Class:
1st T.Tweedie 136 points
2nd G.Harrison 132 points

12″ Class:
1st C.Manson 126 points
2nd J.Rennie 118 points
3rd J.Rodger 112 points

Novice Class:1st
G.Young 115 points
2nd R.Issac 99 points
3rd A.Stephen 93 points

Trailing Class:
1st R.Smart 157 points
2nd E.Bennie 148.5 points
3rd G.Melville 133 points

10″ Class:
1st W.Grieve 148 points
2nd D.Veitch 145 points
3rd= J.Flemming 139 points
3rd= R.Phillips 139 points