23 December 2012

Prizewinning Buchan ploughmen

BUCHAN PLOUGHING MATCH. - On Friday, the 11th inst. the Competition for the Premiums given by the Highland Society of Scotland to the best Ploughmen, took place in a Field at Aberdour House, before a Committee of the Society, and a number of Proprietors and respectable Farmers of the District.  At 11 o'clock, on a signal being given by the Convenor, Twenty-Four Ploughs started, one of which was drawn by Oxen; and the Work being finished, the Judges, after examining every Lot in the most careful manner, awarded the Premiums as follows, to the satisfaction of all present:

No. I - Being Three Guineas, and one of the Society's Medals - to David Cunningham, Servant to Mr Ross, in Tyrie.

No. II - Two Guineas and the other Silver Medal - to William Club, Servant to the Revd Mr Craik.

No. III - Two Guineas, to James Pirie - Servant to Mr Paton, in Towie.

No. IV. - One Guinea and a Half - to William Brown, Servant to Mr Gamack, Coburty.

No V. - One Guinea - to William Duncan, junior, in Killiewharp.

No. VI. - Half a Guinea - to William Grant, senior, Servant to Mr Ross, in Mains of Tyrie.

A liberal Subscription was made for the unsuccessful Candidates, to encourage them to future exertions in the most laudable of all undertakings; and the afternoon passed in the greatest harmony, an excellent Entertainment having provided, by Mr Cowie, from Rosehearty.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 23rd December 1812.

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