A MEDAL found by a metal detectorist on a Scottish farm has sparked a hunt for members of the family of the man to who it was awarded.

Martin Smith found the medal on a farm between Greenock and Kilmacolm Road. It had been presented to a James Gilmour in 1889 for winning the junior section of a ploughing match held by Erskine and Inchinnan Agricultural Society.

He told The Scottish Farmer: "I would very much like to shake hands with any family members and hand the medal over to them. It is a one off and deserves to be with the family of Mr Gilmour."

Any one with any information should contact Ken Fletcher at The SF on 0141 3027732 or e-mail ken.fletcher@thescottishfarmer.co.uk