Tractor drivers donate funds

Pictured is group chairman, Hugh Black, presenting Tayside MS Therapy Centre with a �4,000 cheque.

Pictured is group chairman, Hugh Black, presenting Tayside MS Therapy Centre with a �4,000 cheque.

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At the end of May this year, 20 intrepid vintage tractor drivers set off on a cross-country charity challenge.

The convoy of tractors, of which the average age was 48 years, travelled on back roads from Montrose Royal National Lifeboat Institute station to Oban RNLI station.

The drivers were accompanied by two vintage support vehicles, with some drivers without tractor cabs getting a great feel for the weather - especially the rain.

During their four day journey, the tractors and their drivers were welcomed by locals and tourist alike, even meeting requests to go off their planned route to let people see them.

The drivers, who are all members of Angus and Kincardine Ferguson Group, had a great time and were able to raise in incredible amount for local charities.

The group donated £1500 each to the Montrose and Oban RNLI stations, in memory of a past member.

Tayside MS Therapy Centre, which is a self-help group for people affected by multiple sclerosis, received a cheque for £4,000.

A donation of £5250 was made to The Archie Foundation Aberdeen for Sick Children.

The Spina Bifida Association received a donation of £200, with another £50 going to a local spina bifida sufferer.