A young farmer from Aberdeenshire has picked up a top prize after winning Quality Meat Scotland’s ‘Farm Kid Diaries’ competition.
Logan Cameron (9) from Corse of Kinnoir farm near Huntly submitted three videos as part of the Farm Kid Diaries video series initiative, one of which was the highest viewed video, reaching over 10 thousand people.
The Farm Kids Diaries initiative, which was launched in May, aimed to connect country kids with their city counterparts whilst supporting home schooling during lockdown, has received over 120 thousand views.
Logan took part by sending in videos showcasing his sheep, cattle and horses on his farm and covering topics from calving to cropping and planting.
He was surprised to be presented with his prize, £50 of Amazon vouchers, when judge Kate Rowell, QMS Chair, Zoom called him during QMS’s Virtual Highland 2020 to announce the good news.
“Many congratulations to Logan on winning the top prize,” said Mrs Rowell.
“We received fifteen fantastic videos, featuring children from farms across Scotland as part of this initiative. Logan was therefore up against really stiff competition, so his win is a great achievement and he should be extremely proud of himself.
“What struck me most about Logan’s video was that he did a great job of showcasing and explaining what happens on his farm, how animals are reared to the highest of welfare standards and where our food comes from, providing a valuable and fun resource for parents to use with their families.”
Logan said he was absolutely over the moon to have won the competition.
“I had great fun recording these videos with my mum and dad because I absolutely love working on the farm,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to spending my Amazon vouchers on my toy farm collection, which I have been working on for a while!”
Due to the success of the series, it has now been extended to include children whose families own a butcher’s shop and these videos are available to view on QMS’s social media channels.