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.
A new event for your diary this spring is the Tractor World Scotland & Classic Commercial Show at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th 2018. The show will have Veteran, vintage, classic and new tractors on display, along with farm machinery from the 1950’s to the 2000’s. There’ll also be a special celebration of the centenary of John Deere Tractors. If you are looking for parts and spares, there will be a number of trade stands at the show along with many regional and national tractor clubs. Alongside the tractor show is the Classic Commercial show, with a drive-in day of classic commercials on the Sunday in addition to static commercial displays over the weekend. Horticultural and Static Engines will also be featuring over the weekend, so there’s something for everyone. For anyone looking to buy or sell equipment, Pentland Auctions will be holding a large Vintage Auction Sale on the Saturday (24th) in the Lowland Hall.
The FVAMC will have a stand at the show where we’ll have this year’s top prize in our Raffle on display – an International B275. Come along and visit us on the stand where we’ll have tickets on sale for this years Raffle to win this superb tractor, or one of the many other prizes. This year we are supporting rugby legend Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Doddie foundation which provides funds to aid research into Motor Neurone Disease. So come along and visit us on the stand and support this year’s raffle. If you’re not already a member, find out what we do and the events we organise, such as our Annual Rally, Agri-jumble sale, Tractor Road Run and Ploughing Match along with our regular club meetings.
Another year has passed and it’s time for the Club’s Annual General Meeting once again. This year’s AGM will take place at 7.45pm on Friday February 16th at the Lomond Hills Hotel, Freuchie. All paid-up members are invited to attend.
We’ll also be presenting Trophies to the winners of the ploughing during the evening.
The club depends on all our members, so come along to the AGM and get involved!