Young farmers across Scotland have released a naked calendar to raise funds for charity.
Members of the Lothian and Peeblesshire District of Young Farmers Clubs will donate 80% of proceeds to RSABI.
According to organisers, the remaining 20% will go towards its district funds.
RSABI provides emotional, practical, and financial support to people involved in Scottish agriculture.
The charity – which is “close to the district’s heart – offers “a comprehensive service for people who are experiencing difficult times to enable them to move forward”.
Kirsty Barr, Lothian, and Peeblesshire District secretary told That’s Farming:
“Making a naked calendar seemed very daunting at first. However, once we got started, it ended up being really fun and a good laugh.”
“It helped that we were always doing it with friends. Through our online shop, we have sold around 100 abroad to countries such as Australia, America, Canada, and Finland – so the calendar has gone worldwide.”
“Hopefully, we can get a good number sold and raise a lot of money for RSABI.”
“RSABI supports people from Scottish agriculture emotionally, practically and financially in times of need. The service is available to those currently, and previously, involved in farming, crofting and occupations involved in agriculture in Scotland.”
“We are selling the calendar for £12 a copy plus postage. The models are members of the Lothian and Peeblesshire District of Young Farmers’ Clubs, and the Murray from LockStock Sporting Photography took the images,” Barr concluded.
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