Bon Accord Steam event near Kemnay

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This weekend will see the volunteer members of Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Steam Engine Club stage a giant rally at Castle Fraser, near Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.

The event, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Scotland, will see the appearance of over 193 tractors of all ages, 14 miniature steam engines and 49 stationary engines once a regular sight on farms.

Also present over June 15 and 16 will be 25 vintage commercial lorries and the crowning glory, 26 beautifully restored steam traction engines - including 9 showman’s engines, 10 steam lorries plus nine steam road rollers.

Many of the steam entries are over 100 years old. Yet another feature some 92 vintage and classic vehicles and engines will be coming from across Britain. To help bring the vehicles to life, a number of parades will take place.

In addition there will be 12 model displays and 21 trade stalls plus a raft of entertainment also featuring Joseph’s Amazing Racing Pigs, Mr Arbuthnot and his Cabinet of Curiosities, Terrier Racing, a Punch and Judy Show and refreshments.

Visitors will also get the opportunity to ride on the footplate of a steam engine or on the back of a vintage steam lorry.

Car parking is free. The show runs each day from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.