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Wind in the hair motoring in aid of Macmillan Nurses

25 May 2013  post by Nick Marshall

Here are a few pictures from the driver's seat of Treeline's 1968 Massey Ferguson 35 "Daphne" while taking part in this years Blyth Bridge Tractor Run.  

The tractor run is a great event organised annually by Anne and Stan Weir to raise money for Macmillan Nurses.  50-60 vintage tractors wreak havoc around 55 miles of beautiful Borders scenery. The route taking them from Blyth Bridge to St Mary's Loch via Tweedsmuir and returning through Peebles, where they parade through the town centre.  The first event was in 2007 and since then over £80,000 has been raised.

This was the second year that Daphne has been given a day off splitting logs to take part and she has coped excellently on both occasions.  The 8 hour, 70 mile, (including the drive to Blyth Bridge and Back) drive was a pleasure in the sunshine, at a speed at which the Borders scenery can be enjoyed properly.

  • A view from the driving seat A view from the driving seat
  • The start of the tractor run on the green in Blyth Bridge The start of the tractor run on the green in Blyth Bridge
  • Climbing the hill between Talla and Megget Climbing the hill between Talla and Megget
  • The view back over Talla Reservoir The view back over Talla Reservoir
  • Tractors winding through the Borders scenery Tractors winding through the Borders scenery
  • Chugging along the back road to St Mary's Lock Chugging along the back road to St Mary's Lock
  • A brace of Massey Ferguson's climbing past Megget reservoir A brace of Massey Ferguson's climbing past Megget reservoir
  • Sunshine along the side of St Mary's Loch Sunshine along the side of St Mary's Loch
  • Stopped for lunch... Stopped for lunch...
  • A scenic lunch spot A scenic lunch spot