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Young Farmers tractor tour says thank you to NHS

By Pat Scott

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Strathbogie Young Farmers took to the road to support the NHS.

A dozen tractors, with lights on and amber beacons flashing drove through Huntly from The Square towards the hospital.

The run had been kept under wraps for logistical reasons.

Club chairman Scott Duguid said: “We restricted it to club member tractors as we did not want too many for our first outing. Everyone was really

pleased to do their bit and by how well received we were by people.”

The tractor tour also included a visit to the villages of Rothiemay and Forgue.

The young farmers set up a giving link on the club’s Facebook page and people donated £70. The club is to donate £400 from its funds to NHS charities.

Signs on the tractors also promoted the Scottish Association of Young Farmers, (SAYFC) ‘Are Ewe Okay’ campaign to support positive mental health.

The club’s programme had to be put on hold in March when the lockdown began. The first event to go was the annual pre-lambing disco and a charity disco was also abandoned.

However, the club is trialling meeting remotely and recently held a successful virtual stockjudging. Mr Duguid said: “The virtual stockjudging went well and we have another one planned.”

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