Fencing competition to feature at NSA Scotsheep 2022
27th January 2022
Fencing contractors will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test at this year’s NSA Scotsheep event, due to take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Over Finlarg, Tealing, Dundee.
The biannual event, sponsored by Virgin Money and kindly hosted by Robert and Hazel McNee, will feature a variety of demonstrations, seminars and competitions throughout the day, including a fencing competition sponsored by Tornado Wire and James Jones and Sons Timber.
“We are delighted to introduce this new competition to the NSA Scotsheep programme of events this year and would encourage all fencing contractors to get their entries in and demonstrate the good work they can do,” said Willy Millar, NSA Scotsheep 2022 chairman.
The two-man teams will be tasked with erecting a section of high tensile stock netting (60-70 metres in length), with two end straining posts and a slight turn towards one end within the three hours allocated.
All fencing materials will be provided, including netting, line wire, barbed wire, and timber, as well as staples, fasteners, nails and other requisites within the finished fence.
No wire joining accessories will be allowed and all wires must be tied and joined using knots.
Competitors are responsible for providing their own tools, with only handheld tools permitted, including petrol driven augers and chainsaws, but excluding all vehicle mounted equipment.
No competitors will be allowed to use a chainsaw unless wearing suitable safety clothing.
Entries are limited to a maximum of eight teams of two although if the competition is oversubscribed, a ballot will take place immediately after the closing date on April 1, 2022, and the entrants notified.
The entry fee is £20 including VAT and includes two competitor entrance tickets, breakfast and lunch vouchers.
There will be three prizes awarded at the competition along with a trophy to the winners, with first prize winners receiving £200; second prize £100 and third prize £50.
PROGRAMME TIMETABLE ON THE DAY
9am-9.30am – Registration and breakfast at the fencing competition marquee
10.30am – Competition begins
1.30pm – Competition finishes and lunch.
3.30pm – Prize giving and award ceremony on the main stage in the seminar building
Issued by Katrina Macarthur
January 27, 2022