Charity tractor run raises £3500

Event organizer Stewart Birse pictured with with sister Caroline, wife Liz, mum Nancy and daughter Hannah. Both Stewarts mum & sister were diagnosed with Coeliac disease.
Event organizer Stewart Birse pictured with with sister Caroline, wife Liz, mum Nancy and daughter Hannah. Both Stewarts mum & sister were diagnosed with Coeliac disease.

Last Sunday Creetown and the surrounding area was treated to the sight of 66 tractors of all ages taking part in a charity 36-mile tractor run in aid of Coeliac UK.

Organised by Stewart Birse of Drumraik Farm Creetown, the event started at Whiskybroker, Creetown and tractors headed to Gatehouse of Fleet, through Disdow Wood and Irelandton with a lunch stop at Littleton Farm. Drivers enjoyed ice-cream before their return journey to Creetown via Gatehouse and Gatehouse Station/Chain Road. Almost 200 people turned out to watch the tractors returning to Whiskybroker yard where tea and coffee and gluten-free cakes were available for all.

A spokesperson forthe event said: “A total of almost £3500 has been raised by this event. Thanks goes to all the tractor drivers, marshalls, landowners, family and friends for all their help and support, to Creetown Initiative for printing and everyone who turned out to support the event and make it such a success.”