LEGENDS OF LONG DISTANCE PIGEON RACING
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 plus 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.