STALWARTS of the Scottish ploughing scene have again triumphed at the Scottish Ploughing championships, which were held last weekend at Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, Fife.

Regular winners, Andrew Mitchell snr and Dave Carnegie led the field in the main matches – the reversible and conventional sections, respectively. The same positions they occupied last year.

There were 165 competing this year in the Scottish, while there were also 35 vying for the title of European vintage champion. That latter title went to Richard Ingram, from England, who competed in the vintage hydraulic section.

Jim Elliot's recent success in the British championships carried through for him to win the horse ploughing title; while Benny Duncan took the harness and decoration trophy.

LEADINGawards:

Conventional – 1, Andrew Mitchell snr, 412pts; 2, Jock Sivewright, 339; 3, Gordon Rae, 329.5.

Reversible butts – 1, David Carnegie, 370.51; 2, Andy Greenhill, 336.71; 3, Scott Alexander, 299.45.

Multi-furrow – 1, Steven Gannon, 252.50; 2, Steven Eccles, 247.50; 3, Thomas Allison, 233.

Juniors – 1, Andrew Beattie, 311; 2, James Magnay, 287; 3, Iain Redpath, 281.

Horticultural – 1, Tom Tweedie, 269; 2, John Law, 196.

High cut – 1, James Fleming, 297; 2, John Saunders, 2773; 3, Trevor Robinson, 262.

Classic – 1, James McIndoe jnr, 316; 2, David J Thomlinson, 307; 3, James Walker, 279.

Non-hydraulic classic reversible – 1, Raymond Middleton, 294; 2, Neil Ramsay, 270; 3, Steven Fowler, 259.

Vintage mounted – 1, David Wood, 296; 2, Ron Phillips, 259; 3, Alex Evans, 257.

Vintage trailing – 1, Douglas Stewart, 309; 2, David Kirkpatrick, 304; 3, John Milnes, 289.