Young farmers win awards

Judge Anna Swanson with Udny's Arlene Black, Lewis Gallier and Campbell Harvie.
Judge Anna Swanson with Udny's Arlene Black, Lewis Gallier and Campbell Harvie.

Udny young farmers performed well at the recent North Region speechmaking competition.

Three junior and three senior teams took part in the annual contest held in Nairn, with some competitors from as far north as Orkney.

The judges commented on the exceptionally high standard shown by all teams.

Udny took second place in the junior competition with a topic “Are board games better than electronic games”, scoring them 70.25 out of a 100 with Campbell Harvie as chairman, Arlene Black as proposer and Lewis Gallier as opposer.

The prize for “Best Chairman outwith winning team” went to Campbell Harvie, the “Best Proposer outwith winning team” was Arlene Black and the “Best Opposer outwith winning team” was won by Lewis Gallier.

Udny A were second in the senior competition with 138.5, with speaker, teacher Kate Middler choosing a topic of “Should schools shift from a 9 month school year to 12 month school year?”,

Third were Udny B with 132.25, with Helen Bruce the speaker and dairy farmer to be’s wife choosing the topic of “Super dairies – a high welfare and efficient system of milk production or just another name for factory farming”.

The prize for “Best Chairman outwith winning team” went to Gary Bruce of Udny, the “Best Speaker outwith winning team” to Kate Middler from Udny, the best Question Master was Gemma Bruce of Udny and the “Best Mover of Vote of Thanks outwith winning team” was won by Claire Black, also of Udny.