Farmer addresses Rotary

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Members of the Rotary Club of Kintore welcomed local farmer Alan Brownie to a recent meeting of the Club.

Alan proved that he was more than just a farmer when he gave a fascinating talk on his passion - the art of dousing.

He described that dousing can be used not just to locate the source of water but also many other objects and materials, giving examples where he was involved in the salvage and recovery of vintage cars, steam locomotives and tractors that lay in water or were buried in bogs.

Understandably Alan was faced with a large number of questions from members of the Club who were interested to know more about this fascinating and mysterious practice.

On Friday, June 10 the Club held their fifth annual Kintore Rotary Golf Challenge at Kintore Golf Club. Despite some threatening dark clouds the day was bright and sunny and fifteen teams of four from local businesses battled it out to win the trophy. This year’s winners, who also won the trophy last year, were the team from J J Spence, closely followed by the team from the Royal Bank of Scotland The winner of the longest drive was G MacDonald of Donald Russell and the nearest the pin prize went to J Mackie of Royal Bank of Scotland.

In excess of £3000 was raised and Rotary Club of Kintore President Roddy Duncan thanked all the participating teams, the many sponsors and Kintore Golf Club for their generosity and help in raising such a magnificent amount of money.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Kintore visit http:/www.kintorerotary.co.uk