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A Rare Day Out at Aden Vintage Tractor Day

Aden Vintage Tractor DayThis year’s annual vintage tractor working day at Aden Country Park should prove to be the best yet. There will be a rare chance to see a wide variety of vintage tractors ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Other attractions include an opportunity to see the newly digitised Morrison Collection of local rural photographs, Clydesdale Horse ploughing, wellie wanging, traditional Scottish music by the Buchan Heritage Players, access to the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Hareshowe Farm, and a chance to visit the newly opened Aden Shop.

The annual vintage tractor day will be held at Hareshowe Working Farm, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on Sunday 30th September, from 12:15pm until 4.15pm

Aden Vintage Tractor DayA splendid variety of vintage tractors and will demonstrate how ploughing, harrowing, cultivating, ridging, seeding, rolling, scarifying and shimming were carried out. Weather permitting, we also hope to have the opportunity to demonstrate one of the major tasks of the Buchan farmer’s year, threshing.

Working and static tractors on display include: Massey Ferguson, John Deer, International, Ford, David Brown, Fordson, Ferguson, Leyland, Nuffield, McCormack, Gunsmith, Field Marshall, Ursus, Lister, Case, Zetor and many more.

Traditional Scottish song and music will be performed by the Buchan Heritage Players in the courtyard area outside the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum where there will also be an opportunity to either have lunch or fly cup whilst listening to some great Scottish music.

Aden Vintage Tractor DayFor the shopaholics a warm welcome also awaits in the newly opened Aden Shop where the Friends of Aden are working in partnership with Willowbank Day Services to provide a unique range of locally handmade arts and crafts including cards, bags, scarfs, and jewellery, as well as a range of things to keep the kids amused. So be sure to drop in past the Aden Shop, a warm welcome awaits.

In addition if you do decide to buy something you'll be safe in the knowledge that you are not only helping to support local artists and craft makers, you'll also be helping to support Willowbank, and the Friends and Aden Country Park.

Landscape Officer at Aden Country Park Jack Grant said:  
“Whatever your interest, the vintage working tractor day has something for everyone. So why not make a family day out to Aden Country Park this weekend, for a rare chance to experience the sights and sounds of Buchan’s farming heritage”.

For more information feel free to contact Jack Grant on 01771 624378, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the Vintage Tractor Working Day web page.