Ready to clock up some serious road miles for 1 Million Miles for Ellie? North Uist Agricultural Society (NUAS) is organising a tractor rally for Saturday 28th May and hoping for a strong turnout of vehicles of all colours, ages, shapes and sizes…
Whether you are planning to take part or spectate, here are all the details you need…
Anyone interested in entering a tractor is asked to get in touch with NUAS right away so organisers can ascertain how many vehicles are likely to take part. NUAS can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
All tractors are advised to arrive at Hosta Showground no later than 9.30am on the day of the rally.
If participants would like to leave their tractors at the showground the evening before the rally, they are more than welcome to do so.
For tractors travelling south of Clachan it will be possible to join the rally at Clachan.
To avoid congestion, tractors will start off in groups of four and about five minutes apart.
Reminders of the event will be posted in local shops and on the radio to make other road users aware there are likely to be a lot of tractors on the road.
There will be three stop-off points around the island, at Clachan, Lochmaddy Pier and Taigh Sgìre Sholais. People are very welcome to gather at the pit-stops to show their support.
Prizes will be presented for:
Furthest Travelled Tractor
Best Turned Out Tractor
Best Dressed Tractor Driver
It is hoped to have lorry tractor units on the showground for visitors to view.
An award will also be presented for the Best Lorry Tractor Unit. As there is limited space on the showground, it would be helpful if those hoping to attend with units would get in touch.
To keep people entertained whilst waiting for tractors to return, there will be soup and sandwiches, homemaking, an arts and crafts area for children, gate hanging competition, sheaf over the bar, nail in the block, guess the weight of the dumpling, and a raffle at the showground.
Anyone willing to donate a raffle prize or home baking, or available to help as a steward at any of the stop-off points please get in touch.
For more information contact Joan Ferguson on 01876 580 327 or e-mail email@example.com