Legends of Long Distance - JIM DONALDSON of Peterhead
In 1980 Jim Donaldson’s son Michael took up racing pigeons.
After a short time Jim took over these birds and has achieved amazing results.
Here are just some of his awards:
Between 1989 and 2014 Jim has won his section in the
Scottish National Flying Club 27 times.
In 1995 he won his section 4 times. Jim has been presented with the Golden Award for Meritorious Performance when
one pigeon flew the channel 5 times - twice flying 620 miles and 3 times 707 miles.
Jim together with his wife Ann make a brilliant partnership. With only a small team of birds to fly, their results are outstanding.
In the last few years Jim has started a second small loft to fly the roundabout system which again has been very successful.
These are just some of Jim’s amazing 2017 results:
North of Scotland Federation: Old, Young Bird and combined averages.
SNFC: Ypres 180th Open 3rd Section 498 miles.
SNFC: Young Birds Buckingham 383 miles - only 9 birds in Jim’s section and 4 of these were timed in by Jim.
1st Section 131st Open + 2nd Section 170th Open.
The success that Jim and Ann have achieved over the last 37 years makes them one of Scotland's greatest flyers at the distance.
Running time: 90 minutes approx