Video: Young farmers light up island with tractor parade

Young farmers brought festive cheer to the Isle of Man with a charity tractor run last weekend.

About 50 tractors decorated with Christmas lights lit up the island’s roads on Saturday afternoon (14 December).

The festive convoy, now in its second year, raised funds for local charities Isle Listen and the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.

(YouTube video credit: Land Sea and Air IoM)

It was organised by the Isle of Man (IOM) Federation of Young Farmers.

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The procession started at Peel Promenade at 4.30pm and made its way through Ramsey and Laxey before finishing at the TT Grandstand in Douglas.

Tractor parade on Isle of Man

© Mannanan Photographics

The Isle of Man Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit helped organise the running of the event and it thanked the public for their patience and support.

Public thanked

IOM Young Farmers thanked the public and the police for their support in a statement on Facebook.

“We were truly lost for words at the amount of people lining the streets around the island to watch our 50 amazingly decorated tractors,” said the group.

© Isle of Man Young Farmers Federation

“Seeing the faces on people as we drove past last night was something else, something that we as farmers take for granted! Thank you to everyone coming out to watch and waves us on!”

So far, almost £2,000 has been raised for the charities. To donate funds, visit the webpage on Just Giving.

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