Those BPTA members and their guests who attended the 2018 BPTA Potato Industry Dinner at Perth on 22nd February 2018 raised £590 in the Charity Raffle. This was rounded up to £600 and donated to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – a Motor Neuron Disease charity named for Doddie Weir the former Scottish Rugby Union internationalist. A thank you letter from the charity is below. Thanks to all who contributed by donating prizes and giving generously.
BPTA is hosting a Potato Industry Dinner (with optional Curling) on 22nd February 2018 at the Dewars Centre, Perth. Please see link to flyer below.
BPTA Potato Industry Dinner (with optional curling) 22 February 2018
Immediate Past President Russ Kelsey received a gift from fellow BPTA Council members to mark his Presidency. President Graeme Prentice performed the honours at a dinner in Edinburgh on 27th June 2017.
Please click on the image below to view a thank you letter from the Children with Cancer charity acknowledging receipt of a donation of £500 raised by BPTA members attending the Curling Dinner at Perth on 3rd March 2017
Please click on the image below to view a thank you letter from the Children with Cancer charity acknowledging receipt of a donation of £350 raised by BPTA members attending the Curling Dinner at Perth on 26th February 2016.
BPTA is hosting a Potato Industry Dinner (with optional Curling) on 26 February 2016 at the Dewars Centre, Perth. Please see link to flyer below.
BPTA Potato Industry Dinner (with optional curling) 26 Feb 2016
Unfortunately it has proved necessary to cancel the BPTA Golf Competition planned for Glenisla Golf Course on Wednesday, 12th August 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this late notice.
BPTA Golf Competition 2015 takes place at Glenisla Golf Club on 12th August 2015. Follow the link below for the flyer and application form.
Golf flyer 2015
Notice is given of the BPTA AGM 2015 on 1st July 2015 and an Invitation extended to the associated buffet luncheon at SASA, Edinburgh. Luncheon from 1pm and AGM commences at 2pm. Following the AGM there will be a presentation on EU Plant Health proposals. For more details and an application form see Flyer below.
AGM & Lunch invitation 2015
Applications are now being received for participation in the 2015 BPTA Fishing Competition which will take place on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at Rutland Water. Further details and an application form are in the link below.
BPTA Fishing Competition 2015 Application Form
Why not try to emulate last year’s winner Ross Haynes (pictured above)
The Association’s annual Dinner Dance takes place on Friday, 14th November 2014 in Dundee. Further information and an application form can be found in the attached link
BPTA Dinner Dance 2014 flyer
BPTA organised a successful fishing competition at Rutland Water on Wednesday, 4th June 2014.The weather promised another wash out but turned out a fine day albeit with an odd shower. Eleven anglers braved the conditions and Ross Haynes (pictured with his best fish weighing in at 4lb 9oz) was again the best individual with a total catch of 9lb 14oz.
The full Role of Honour was:
1st Ross Haynes – 9lb 14oz
2nd Dougie Waters – 5lb.
3rd Paul Wood – 3lb 8oz
1st Ross Haynes – 4lb 9oz
2nd Dougie Waters – 2lb 8oz
3rd Mark Oughtred – 1lb 13oz
1st Ross Haynes and Andrew Lorimer – 11lb 9oz
2nd Paul Wood, Rob Doig and Ed Parker – 5lb 2oz
3rd Paul Shepherd and Dougie Waters – 5lb
The BPTA AGM and Golf Tournament takes place at Boston West Golf Club on Tuesday, 1st July 2014. Go to flyer by following the link below.
AGM & Golf 2014
The BPTA Fishing Competition 2014 will take place on Wednesday, 4th June 2014 at Rutland Water. Please complete and return the application form included in the flyer in the link below.
BPTA Fishing Competition 2014 flyer
BPTA Council decided that it would support 2 charities at its 2013 Dinner & Dance held at the Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry on Friday, 22nd November 2013. The 2 charities chosen were Farm Africa (which helps African farmers grow themselves out of poverty) and Scotty’s Little Soldiers (which helps the children of men and women killed while serving in the British Armed Forces). Due to the generosity of patrons attending the Dinner & Dance and those businesses that donated prizes the marvelous sum of £1,000 was raised and this was equally divided between the 2 charities. Letters of thanks from the 2 supported charities can be viewed below.
letter from Farm Africa March 2014
Our curling trophy has been competed for since 1937. Winners of the 2013/14 competition are: Gavin Walker, Findlay Russell, Craig Watson, Colin Herron (skip).
8 teams have participated each year for the last c10? years. At least another two teams would like to take part next season so we may change the format slightly – please contact Andrew Skea if you’d like to put a team forward. Also welcome would be suggestions for format of the competition.
The BPTA Dinner & Dance 2013 will be held at the Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry, Dundee on Friday, 22nd November 2013. A flyer and application form can be found by clicking on the link below. Please support your Association by encouraging attendance at this our premier event of the year.
Dinner & Dance flyer
The British Potato Trade Association issued a newsletter for the first time in March 2013, see it here by clicking on the link;
Bpta newsletter March 2013
BPTA Golf Tournament 2012
The BPTA Golf Tournament 2012 took place on Wednesday, 4th July 2012 at Boston West Golf Club, Hubbert’s Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 3QX. Following the AGM and a lunch of coffee & bacon rolls 16 players took part in very mixed weather conditions. A list of prize winners is given below. In the evening there was an opportunity to enjoy a 2 course evening meal and thereafter to retire to the bar to reflect on the day and to network with colleagues in the industry.Prize winners were:Nearest the pin on no. 5:
Gordon Lumsden (SG Baker)
Nearest the pin on no. 12:
Nigel Allam (Agrimarc)
Longest drive on no. 6:
Colin Herron (McCain)
Longest drive on no. 10:
Chris McClarron (E Park & son)Overall places:
1st Paul Wood (Potato Innovations) 38 points.
2nd Andrew Leeson (Branston Ltd) 36 points.
3rd Craig Coxhead (Fenmarc) 35 points.
BPTA Fishing Competition – 21st June 2012
Malcolm Fearon won the BPTA Fishing Competition which took place on 21st June 2012 at Butterstone Loch Fishing, Cardney Sporting Estate, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH Check out the BPTA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/pages/British-Potato-Trade-Association/194306840598831 – for a photograph.