Tractor drive to raise money for RSABI

Man and woman next to tractor advertising North Coast 500 Tractor Ride
Scottish Rural Network

An East Lothian farmer will be supporting the rural charity RSABI later this month by driving a tractor around the North Coast 500 route in just three days.

John Meikle from Hoprig Mains will be tackling the 500-mile journey around the north coast of Scotland between 13 and 15 June, hoping to complete the route at the grounds of Inverness Castle on the afternoon of 15 June.

John is supporting RSABI's 'Help us help them' campaign and will be raising valuable funds for the charity which supports people who have worked in agriculture, crofting and other land based industries and who are now experiencing hardship.

He said:

"I have spent many hours driving tractors for a living over the years, and I couldn't resist this fantastic opportunity to support the RSABI ‘Help us help them’ campaign during such tough times for agriculture and crofting.

"The new route in the North Highlands is an inspiring one and I hope my wee challenge in this big red tractor will encourage many people to come forward and donate funds to such a worthwhile cause!"

Paul Tinson from RSABI said:

"We’re so grateful to John for going out of his way to raise much needed funds for RSABI and our ‘Help us help them’ campaign. Driving 500 miles in three days will be no picnic in a tractor and we hope as many people as possible will come forward and back his tremendous effort."

You can donate to John's North Coast 500 Tractor Drive for RSABI at and follow his progress on Twitter @RSABI and on Facebook during a few inspiring days in June.