South Scotland

Scottish young farmers' straw bale art finalists revealed

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Image caption West Renfrewshire's giant dog is one of the finalists for the art competition

The six finalists have been revealed for a national straw bale art competition.

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Image caption There was a romantic feel to Strathearn's entry

More than 50 entries were received for the event run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs.

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Image caption Three bears feature in the Bankfoot design

The finalist clubs are Thornhill Young Farmers (Dumfries and Galloway district), West Renfrewshire Young Farmers (Clyde and Central), Crossroads Young Farmers (Ayrshire), Vale of Alford JAC (West Aberdeenshire) Strathearn JAC and Bankfoot JAC (both Perthshire).

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Image caption Crossroads are in the running to be the overall winner with their clown design

Members were challenged to include the Scotch Lamb logo in their pieces to coincide with a push by Quality Meat Scotland to raise awareness of the brand.

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Image caption A selection of animals saw Vale of Alford make the final stages of the competition

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly is now set to judge the finalists and select a winner.

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Image caption Thornhill hope to take top honours with their flowerpot men

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