Tractors take to the road for memorial run

Vintage tractors line up for the Sandy Thain Memorial Run.
Vintage tractors line up for the Sandy Thain Memorial Run.

Friends and family of the late Sandy Thain from Strichen organised a charity sponsored road run on Sunday (October 12) .

The road run was held to raise funds for the Amyloidosis Research Unit at University College Hospital in London where Sandy was treated for this very rare illness.

Vintage tractors leave Rosehearty on the Sandy Thain Memorial Run.

Vintage tractors leave Rosehearty on the Sandy Thain Memorial Run.

Sandy was a very well known and respected man in the North East of Scotland due to his involvement with the Army Cadet Force, the British Legion and Banff and Buchan Advanced Motorists and was a good friend and neighbour to many more.

Sandy had a varied collection of old tractors and cars and regularly entered tractor shows and road runs

The run saw the line-up of tractors leave the British Legion in Strichen, following a route through New Pitsligo, New Aberdour, Rosehearty and Sandhaven to Fraserburgh then returning to Strichen.

The tractors and other vehicles stopped in each of the villages for about 15 minutes but were in Rosehearty for about an hour for a lunch stop and then in the area of the Lighthouse Museum and Heritage Centre in Fraserburgh for a time before setting out on the return leg to Strichen.