Preparations being made for Bute Vintage Club’s road run

Last year's Bute Vintage Club's charity road run.

Last year's Bute Vintage Club's charity road run.

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The Bute Vintage Club’s annual charity road run is returning for a 13th year - and this year will be splitting all funds raised between three charities.

Last year’s event attracted 72 immaculately preserved vintage tractors, with entrants hailing from as far away as Galloway, Lanarkshire and Kintyre.

The 2012 event supported North Ayrshire Cancer Care and the paddle steamer Waverley, while this year’s road run will be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Support, the Bute Forum for Older Voices, and to support people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

On Saturday, July 13, entrants will be invited to assemble on Rothesay’s esplanade from 10am on, and the intention is that the run will begin at 11.15am, providing ample opportunity for spectators to get a closer look at the spectacular machines in all their glory.

As in previous years, the road run will start when the actor and entertainer - who is no stranger to Rothesay - Johnny Beattie will wave the fleet on their way.

* Entries should be with Robert McKirdy, 14 Roslin Crescent, Rothesay, by 6pm on July 8.