On Monday, 22d, a Ploughing Match took place at Cairnhill of Elsick, when Fifteen Ploughs started, in a field possessed by Messrs. James and William Milne, each drawn by a Pair of Horses; the whole work was performed in a style that did much credit to the Ploughmen; and after being inspected by competent judges (who had considerable difficulty in making up their minds), the Prizes, raised by Subscription, were awarded as follows, viz:-
1st Prize to William Moir, servant to James Marr, at Jellybrands.
2d Do. to David Nicoll, farmer's son, Dubystyle.
3d Do. to George Leiper, servant to James Marr, Jellybrands.
4th Do. to John Irvine, servant to Dr Morrison of Elsick.
5th Do. to John Knowles, farmer, Beltcraigs.
Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 24th November 1813.