A series of events organised by Stirling, Strathendrick and Strathkelvin (SSS) Young Farmers saw the club raise £4000 for RSABI, the charity which provides practical, emotional, and financial support to people in Scottish agriculture.

The three fundraising events were held as part of SSS Young Farmers’ 80th anniversary celebrations. A stockjudging event was held in conjunction with NFU Scotland Forth and Clyde Region at Allanfauld Farm in Kilsyth by the kind permission of the MacGregor family. A dinner dance took place at the Inchyra Grange Hotel, and a variety concert was held at The Albert Halls, Stirling which saw past and present members taking to the stage to showcase the club’s finest talents.

SSS anniversary secretaries Kim McLaren and Kirsty Morton said they were delighted to have managed to raise funds to donate to RSABI as the chosen charity over the past year.

“In addition to supporting this important cause, each of the three events were a great opportunity for the farming community to get together and for old and new members to reconnect with each other.” said Kim.

Kirsty added: “Our thanks go out to everyone who has made this anniversary possible and for helping us to raise a fantastic sum for RSABI.”

RSABI’s head of fundraising, Pauline Macmillan, said: “We’re very grateful to the SSS Young Farmers for choosing to fundraise for RSABI and for their fantastic efforts to raise such a brilliant total to support the charity’s work.

“Our thanks also go to everyone who attended and supported the three events. The sum raised will go towards providing vital emotional, practical and financial support to those who need it in Scottish agriculture.”