More than 150 tractors take to the streets of Lauder

178 tractors took part, with each entrant donating a minimum of £50 Credit: Carolyn Grant

More than 150 tractors took to the streets of Lauder and surrounding areas yesterday in aid of charity.

The 'Grand Parade of Tractors’ raised money for Doddie Weir’s foundation to fund research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

178 tractors took part, with each entrant donating a minimum of £50.

More funds were raised by the auction of a vintage tractor that was donated by a local farmer and sold for £8,000.

After a three-hour tour of Lauderdale, the farmers and other drivers returned to Thirlestane for a lunch provided by Dining by Doreen.

Credit: Carolyn Grant

The day was organised by Ross Montague, of Blackburn, Lauder for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation:

When I originally had the idea of getting a few tractors together to raise funds for MND research, I never imagined that it would get to the scale of what we saw at Thirlestane Castle and in Lauder on Sunday!

Ross Montague, event organiser