FOLLOWING a record number of applications to the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Club’s international programme, the successful delegates have now been notified.

The majority of placings were decided after interviews at the National competitions weekend, in Perth, at the end of February and the remaining spots have since been allocated. 

Keeping it to the British Isles, Hazel Murray and Jane Donald will head to Northern Ireland; Beth Massie and Gemma Duguid will travel to Wales; and Mhairi Dalgleish will head to Ireland. Making the trip to Finland are Julie Clark and Rebecca Lumsden. 

Heading further afield on solo trips are Heather Murray, who will venture to Canada, while Lucy McClymont will make her way to New Zealand. There are three exchanges hosted in the United States, and it will be Emma Harper heading to Colorado, with Beth Dandie to Kansas and Gayle Allan to Montana. 

As announced in the round-up from the National weekend, joining current vice-chair, Suzie Dunn, on the European Rally in Latvia will be Katie Burns, Gail Woodburn, Andrew McGregor and Meghan Bremner, while the trip to Canada for the 4H summit and Calgary Stampede will see staff member, Lucy Mitchell, accompanied by Gillian Bourman, Gillian Watret and Amy Ingram. 

A number of new trips this year will see a 12-strong team head to China, and these are Fiona Parkin, Gemma Meikle, Heather MacDonald, Helen Hamilton, Lizanne Young, Robert Jack, Stephen Murray, William Hiddleston, Zoe Wilson, Ben McClymont, James Gemmell and Elaine Ferguson.

Another new trip is a sailing adventure to France and with eight applicants already booked – John Heuchan, John Howie, Lorna Cousar, Graham Robb, Judy Mair, Karen Gemmell, Lizzie McJannet and Linsey Campbell – there are still four places available. To find out more or to download the application form, head to the SAYFC website or contact Lucy at the SAYFC office.