Busy year ahead for Belhelvie JAC club

A local young farmers club are keen to welcoming new members through their doors.

Starting in 1948, Belhelvie Jac been operating for 66 years, and has around 30 members.

Last year four members from the club took part in SAYFC staying alive @ 75 concert in the Hyrdo, Glasgow marking the 75th anniversary of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers clubs (SAYFC).

Group chair, Catriona Ross said: “If entertaining folk is what you enjoy, then there are many opportunities within young farmers!”

Various events and contests are held throughout the year, including bowling, go karting, baking and cooking events, arts and crafts, speech making, football, rugby, tug of war, stock judging, and sheep shearing.

Catriona added: “Belhelvie members take part in many competitions - we have a new ladies tug of war team keen to have a successful season and recently we had a boys football team take part in district eliminations for the upcoming rally which will be held in New Deer on June 28.”

The group hold meetings throughout the year, usually on a Tuesday night. This year trips have included a visit to Fraserburgh life boats, Thainstone Mart for a mock auction and Aberdeens Garthdee dry ski slope.

Catriona said: “SAYFC slogan is ‘not just for those who wear wellies’ - many of our present members are not farmers and have various interests. We always welcome new members, if anyone is interested our next meeting is at Norvite, Insch on June 10.”

Contact Aileen (07766 067965), Gillian (07522 577072) or Catriona (07943213653) for more details.