WITH THE RHS a major feature in the SAYFC calendar, the team behind the scenes has made a point of ensuring that members’ handiwork and talents haven’t gone to waste in its absence by putting on a fantastic virtual show.

From stock judging competitions to a busy arts and crafts section to the usual coveted prize of club of the year, members have had plenty to take part in.

Prizegiving took place on Saturday night where all of the winners were revealed before members went on to enjoy a virtual SAYFC dance with an epic DJ session by Colin Ferguson from Kirkinner.


The Club of the Year title was awarded to East Kilbride, with members Joe Cameron, Joe Ritchie and Ian King making up the team of three. Runner up was awarded to Aberfeldy and Strathmore came in third place.

In a busy stock judging section with over four categories to enter, the open section was won by Alison Bruce, with second place going to Margaret Bryson and third prize to William Bryson. In the Under 14 section, Neild Hodge took the top prize, followed by David Wright and in third Laura Smith. In the junior stock judging section, it was a joint win from Rachel Burke and Marion Muir for the title, with second going to Jenna Reid and third place to Craig Coutts. In the final senior category, the winner was Katie Watt with runner-up going to Sara McKenzie and third place to Amanda Slater.

In the Recruitment category, Orkney was awarded the top district, with runner up Lanarkshire and Bell Baxter was awarded first place club for recruitment, with second place going to Callander.

In the Participation category, Perthshire were awarded the top spot for highest increase with members participating year on year with Fife & Kinross coming in second.

In the Valuation competition, David Mitchell was recognised as the winner in the open section with Courtney Bell taking first placed junior and Sarah Phillips being awarded first in the senior section.

In a busy Arts and Crafts competition, the cupcakes section was won by Lewis Douglas in the U14 category, Iona Irving won the junior class, senior winner went to Ruth Semple and the open class was topped by Amy Kennedy. In an impressive Illusion Cake category, Lewis Douglas was awarded first place in the U14’s section, the junior prize went to Alison McCall and the senior win to Alison Peters. A promotional poster competition where members were challenged to design a poster for next year’s RHS 2021, the top prize in the U14’s section went to Grace Whiteford, junior winner was Alison Mcall and senior first prize went to Joanna Hall. The photography competition is always a big hit and this years entry from Skye Galloway took first place in the junior section with Emma Murdoch topping the senior section.