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Hundreds take part in vintage tractor run

One of the old tractors taking part Credit: ITV News Border

Hundreds of people are taking part in the 2015 vintage tractor run.

Spectators and tractor enthusiasts can cheer on the drivers and machines as they follow a scenic 27-mile route from Gretna to Canonbie.

Around 270 tractors are taking part in the run Credit: ITV News Border

The first official tractor run took place in 1987, with around 140 tractors taking part. More than 500 tractors entered this year's event.

A classic Massey Ferguson Credit: ITV News Border

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Vintage tractor run raises money in farmer's memory

Up to 75 vintage tractors have taken part in a 50 mile charity road-run around Cumbria.

It was in memory of farmer Dougy Lamond, who died in November after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three weeks earlier.

His friends and family organised the event to raise awareness about the disease.

It was also a public tribute to a popular man.

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600 vintage tractors to ride through Cumbria

Hundreds of vintage tractors will parade through Cumbria when a national event visits the county for the first time. The National Vintage Tractor Road Run is being organised by Cumbria's Packhorse Tractor Club.

It aims to raise thousands of pounds for the Great North Air Ambulance Pride and The Eden Valley Children's Hospice. A £5,000 vintage tractor donated by farming brothers Duncan and Alastair Fisher, of The Grange at Ivegill, is first prize in a raffle to be drawn at the event.

The tractor was restored by neighbouring farmer William Pollock, who is chairman of the organising committee. Work started before Christmas with help from other committee members. Milk recorder Stacey Kane from Ivegill is one of the organisers.

"We've got tractors coming from Ireland, Ayrshire and Cornwall as well as lots of Cumbrian machines. It is about raising money and having fun."

– Stacey Kane

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