THE HIGHLY anticipated autumn 'SAYFC Bale Art' competition is back this autumn and its set to get people talking!

The fantastic creations which are famously seen dotted throughout Scotland at this time every year will be on display from Monday, October 5 – keep your eyes peeled.

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Young farmers will be getting creative with designs which highlight the importance of mental health embracing the theme 'Keep Talking' in support of RSABI.

A particularly poignant message after a difficult year for many which has seen the farming calendar come to a standstill with a lack of social events to break up the seasons. 2020’s ambitious bale designs are intended to help focus the thoughts of those living in rural areas and to inspire them to 'Keep Talking'!

SAYFC commented: “With our club’s bale structures next month shouting the same message nationally, we’re in the hope that they’re noticed by those who may simply be in need of a chat, to talk about issues affecting them personally. It’s important we highlight RSABI’s ‘helping hand’ to provide fully confidential emotional support. Support given by mental health first aid trained confidants who fully understand the sector and are outwith a person’s family or neighbourhood.”

In the coming weeks SAYFC looks to welcome 59 Bale Art entries from across the country which will be whittled down to a final six finalists.

  • RSABI has a team of dedicated staff who provide vital financial, practical and emotional support to individuals and families with links to Scottish agriculture. The charity also offers support through its helpline, 0300 1114166, which is open from 7am to 11pm, 365 days a year.