2018 Curling Dinner Raffle – Charity Donation

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 Fishing Competition 2014

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:

Ross Haynes - Best Individual at BPTA Fishing Competition 2014

Best Individual
1st Ross Haynes – 9lb 14oz
2nd Dougie Waters – 5lb.
3rd Paul Wood – 3lb 8oz

Best Fish
1st Ross Haynes – 4lb 9oz
2nd Dougie Waters – 2lb 8oz
3rd Mark Oughtred – 1lb 13oz

Best Boat
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


BPTA Dinner & Dance 2013: Charity donations

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.

Scotty's Little Soldiers ltr

letter from Farm Africa March 2014

BPTA Curling Competition

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.

2013-14 winners (Gavin Walker, Findlay Russell, Craig Watson, Colin Herron (skip))

BPTA Golf Tournament 2012

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.