Watten Mains, near Wick, hosted the North and West Caithness Ploughing Association’s 30th annual ploughing match.
After the scheduled date earlier this month fell victim to the weather, the match went ahead in good conditions and provided a maiden victory for Michael Mackay, from West Greenland.
Working a vintage trailing plough behind his 90-year-old International tractor, Mr Mackay topped his class before taking the trophy as the champion on the field.
Judges included Forfar’s Andrew Mitchell snr, the world conventional champion and Laurencekirk’s Dave Carnegie, the Scottish reversible champion.
The results included best in the 12-inch-and-over to Graeme Mackay, Buldoo, and best in the reversible two and three furrow to Gavin Robertson, Barrock.
The reversible multi-furrow section was won by Craig Gunn, Quoys of Reiss. He also won the juniors and Young Farmers sections.
The vintage mounted class was won by Michael Sutherland, Murkle, and the vintage trailing section was won by the overall winner, Michael Sutherland.
Alexander and Robertson Ltd led the demonstrators contest, while the award for the best vintage tractor went to James Davidson, Keiss.
The prize for the best kept tractor, other than a vintage model, went to Donald Macdonald, Larel, and North Kessock ploughman John Matheson got the award for the farthest travelled.