Charity tractor convoy rolls across Scotland

Tractors arrive in Oban from Montrose on a 360 mile return trip. Picture: Moira Kerr
Tractors arrive in Oban from Montrose on a 360 mile return trip. Picture: Moira Kerr
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AN UNUSUAL bank holiday traffic jam raised thousands of pounds for charity, as a convoy of 20 tractors chugged its way from Scotland’s east to west coasts.

The tractor drivers rose to the challenge of travelling the 360 miles from Montrose to Oban and back. They reached Oban yesterday where holidaymakers did a double take as the seafront became awash with tractors.

The stunt, organised by the Angus and Kincardine Ferguson Tractor Group, raised over £9,000. The funds will go to the RNLI, the MS Therapy Centre in Dundee and the Archie Foundation children’s charity, which is based at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

Mike Robertson, treasurer of the tractor group, said: “We have been going at 14 miles per hour but everybody has been really nice, there has been no tooting of horns from motorists.

“The tractors are decorated, and we have been collecting more donations on the way.”