Steam and Vintage delight

Milton of Crathes was the venue for the 40th annual Deeside Steam and Vintage Club rally at the weekend which, this year, was blessed with mainly fine weather.

Thousands of people admired more than 500 steam engines, Showman’s engines, stationary engines, tractors, vintage cars and motorbikes on show. The event included tractor and threshing demonstrations, Highland dancing, chainsaw carving as well as a range of stalls and horticultural exhibits.

Jason Smyth’s Adreniline Tour thrilled the crowd on both days with his daredevil stunts on quadbikes.

Chairman of the club Bob Lawrie estimated the crowd to be around 4,000 on Sunday - the busiest day - with around half that on the Saturday. He said he was delightedthe weather had played its part this year.

Funds raised at the event will be donated to charity, the main one this year being Monty’s Maggies Appeal.