FARMERS from across Scotland took part in the Harbro charity Christmas lunch at Barra Castle, Aberdeenshire, in December to raise funds for RSABI.

The event, hosted by Harbro Ltd, saw more than 300 farmers join them for a delicious festive meal followed by entertainment from farmer, TV presenter, and comedian Jim Smith. An ambassador for the RSABI, Jim filled the room the laughter and set the mood for an evening of fundraising.

Auctioneer Colin Slessor from ANM Group got the guests digging deep, as he auctioned off some exclusive items including a bottle of Harbro whisky, a week’s stay at the Hilton, Craigandarroch, donated by the Ross family, and a ride on a Claas tractor donated by Sellars Agriculture.

“We cannot thank our guests and sponsors enough for supporting the event and showing such generosity. It was great for everyone to have the opportunity to get together, enjoy the festive period, and support such a worthwhile charity,” commented Chris Baxter, managing director at Harbro Ltd.

The Harbro event was supported by Boehringer Ingelheim, United Molasses, Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors, AON, JERA, QBE, and Huvepharma

RSABI’s head of fundraising, Pauline Macmillan, said: “We’re very grateful to Harbro for choosing RSABI as their charity partner for this event and raising such a brilliant total to support RSABI’s work.

“Our thanks also go to everyone involved in the organising, and everyone who attended and donated on the day – the incredible sum raised for RSABI will go towards providing vital emotional, practical, and financial support to those who need it in Scottish agriculture.”