The Tractor World Scotland show is on this weekend (23/24th March 2019) at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston. Come along and see us on our stand, featuring exhibits and machinery related to the themes of our Rally this year, Farming in WW2 and Neeps. We’ll also have the top prize in our Charity Raffle on display, a 1964 Super Dexta. This year we are supporting the Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) with our charity raffle. SCAA operate Scotland’s only charity-funded air ambulance helicopter from their base in Scone and provide a vital rapid response service for emergencies in many of Scotland’s more rural and remote areas.
The Tractor World Scotland show is now in it’s second year and has moved to the larger Highland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre with lots more exhibitors, trade stands and stalls. If you’ve not already been to the show, the final day this year is Sunday 24th March, so come along and see us on the FVAMC stand!
The Club dinner will be held on Friday, 7th December at the Lomond Hills Hotel. If you’ve not already done so, could you please let John Sinksi know if you plan to come along so that he can confirm numbers with the hotel.
It was a pleasure to welcome Doddie Weir along to the September club meeting where Chairman John Sinski presented Doddie with a cheque for £3,000 for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The Foundation funds research into finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and offers support and help to people who have already been diagnosed with the condition. Following on from his talk to the club earlier in the year, Doddie gave us an update on current and future medical research into MND and talked about some of the things the Foundation is doing to help people living with the condition. On behalf of Doddie and the Club, thanks once again to everyone who bought tickets in our Prize Draw Raffle this year which helped us to support this very worthwhile cause.
Entries are now open for the Club’s autumn ploughing matches. The first match will be held on Sunday 7th October 2018, 9.30am – 2.30pm at Dairsie Mains Farm, Dairsie, Cupar KY15 4RL. By kind permission of Mr. B. Hamilton.
The Entry Fee is £6.00, pay on the day.
Please return your completed form to
Gregor Harrow, Larennie Lodge, Peat Inn, KY15 5LQ
Phone: 07724 109118
Entry forms are available to download online here. (MS Word format) or here in PDF format. [check your downloads folder to open the form]
Now that spring is on its way, if you’ve been thinking about having a clear out in the shed or workshop, why not make a bit of money and bring your old agricultural items to the FVAMC agri-jumble on Sunday 8th April, 10a.m – 2p.m. at Top Tyres, Station Road Business Park, Auchtermuchty.
Come along with all the things you don’t need and take home somebody else’s unwanted “treasure”!
Agri-jumble items only please – no bootsale items.
£10 per trailer on entry
A loader will be available for heavy items and the area must be left tidy & cleared by 4pm.
The guest speaker at our meeting this month was Hilary Green. When she’s not busy producing the Club’s posters at her Print and Stationery shop in Cupar, Hilary has a second career as a retained firefighter with Scottish Fire & Rescue based at Cupar Fire Station. Hilary gave us a fascinating insight into the role of a firefighter, which can involve anything from rescuing a dog in a drain to dealing with a major fire incident.One important aspect of the work of the firefighter is fire prevention and Hilary gave us plenty of useful fire safety tips which we’ll be able to put into practice in our workshops or at home. For anyone who didn’t manage to come along to the meeting, The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service have a lot of useful information on their website which can be found by following the link below. They also offer a free home safety visit which can be arranged by phoning 0800 0731 999, by contacting your local fire station, or by booking online at http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety.aspxOnce again, we’d like to pass on our thanks to Hilary for her entertaining talk and we hope to welcome her and her colleagues to the rally in June with one of their fire engines!
This year’s rally will take place on Saturday 3rd June 2018 at the Fife Showground, Kilmaron near Cupar. Our special theme this year will be Sheep, Neeps and other Fodder crops, so we’ll particularly welcome any exhibits relating to our main theme this year. We’ll also have a special celebration for 100 years of Nuffield Tractors.