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Vintage tractors in charity trip

The tractors had belonged to Mr Williamson's father

Two men expect to take 12 days to travel a 970-mile route from Land's End to John O'Groats in two vintage tractors.

James Williamson and Johnny Sinclair, both from the Highlands, must avoid motorways during May's charity effort.

They will ride a 1965 Massey Ferguson 135 and a 1955 Ferguson tractor now widely known as a Grey Fergie.

The machines belonged to Mr Williamson's father Don, who died three years ago from cancer.

The journey aims to raise £9,700 for Leukaemia Research.

Mr Williamson and Mr Sinclair, who will transport the tractors to Land's End on a trailer, have been given survival suits used by North Sea oil rig workers in case weather conditions are bad. The tractors do not have cabs, leaving the drivers open to the elements.

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