Dumfries and Galloway

Vintage Machinery Club

Established 1976

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Road Run

 

Our annual road run is organised by different club members each year. This allows us to hold road runs in different areas of the region each time.

Check our diary for details of the next event.

This yearís road run set off from The Barony College at 10.00 am on Sunday the 20th April. 15 tractors braved the cold and wind to make the 27 mile journey.


We left The Barony and crossed the River Ae into Carse of Ae. We then continued through Shieldhill over Barrshill and into Tinwald. From here we headed to Torthorwald, given a police escort across the main road on the way. We then set of up over Linns, Rammerscales, Hartwood, Hunterhouse Mill and arrived at The Slacks at 12.30 for our lunch stop. At the Slacks we were presented with greatly appreciated, warming tea and coffee and a large spread of sandwiches and cakes. Following lunch Mr. Kincaid put on a tractor and trailer so that those who werenít on a tractor could join in the next part of the run.

We set of from The Slacks to Bankhead of Tinwald and to the top of The Pinnacle where we stopped for a sightseeing opportunity. Although it was cold and very windy we stayed a the top for a while then continued onto Trailflat, Hazeliebrae, Cumrew Crossroads, Nether Garel, Meikleholm, Nethermill and finally back the The Barony. There was one casualty of the road run who received a tow for the final two miles following problems resulting from a blocked diesel filter. Other than that the run went well and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves. There were comments from some participants, who thought they knew the area well, that they had to have a good think about where they were.

Thanks go to Jock and Ronnie for their videoing and stewarding work, to Audrey, Ina and Laura for lunch, the Kincaid family for the hospitality at The Slacks and to all the landowners who allowed us to cross their property.

Over £320 was raised for The Special Baby Care Unit at Cresswell and this is still rising from the sale of DVDís.

DVDís are available to anybody interested; contact a committee member for details.

 

Click on the buttons above for information and photos from previous years.