SORN'S Lynne MacMillan was missing the numerous vintage tractor road runs, agricultural shows and get togethers that Ayrshire farmers usually enjoy, so after some deliberation, decided to organise a lockdown road run herself, and ask along close friends and family.

It was decided that any money raised would go to Glennie House Care Home in Auchinleck, where Lynne's great aunt was resident until December, and where her fiancé David Shaw’s’ mother is still a resident. So on Sunday June 7 – Lynne's birthday – everyone descended upon David’s farm, Crofthead at Sorn, to line up for the start of a 32miles trek. A team of 11 tractor drivers and four passengers headed off along the road to the old Mauchline Pit for a quick stop at tractor enthusiast George Wisener’s, and then back into Mauchline and along Skeoch Road stopping for donations along the way, and then took a lunch stop at Tarbolton.

They then headed back to Sorn via Galston, passing Woody’s at Killoch Farm and back on to the road, around the 'Four Farms' at Sorn and through the village to stop and get donations. The run finished at Sorn Castle, where they were greeted with ice creams which were donated by Woody’s.

A total of £511 was raised for the care home, to buy something for the staff and residents to enjoy.

Lynne thanked all the drivers – including herself – Mr Shaw, Charlie Shaw, Lindsay Shaw, Muir Nisbet, Lex Craig, Euan Weir, Billy Weir, Bob Allan, Willy Foster and Sean McLarty. There were special thanks to Muir for planning the route, his wife Enna for soup and rolls for lunch, Lynne's dad Phil MacMillan, and also Jean Shaw, who were photographers for the day, Lex Craig for use of his ground for the lunch stop, Woody’s Ice Cream for donation ice creams and Keri Shaw for a BBQ to finish off the day.