Students restore vintage tractor

BORDERS College students have restored an old Ferguson tractor as part of their engineering course.

The landbased service engineering students replaced the gearbox, radiator, brakes, tyres, built new bodywork, resprayed and did other work to bring the vintage 1960 35 Diesel Ferguson back to it former glory.

And the owner of the classic tractor, retired lawyer Paul Mather, 80, from Kelso is so delighted he has offered to lend it to the college for open days and shows, to demonstrate the students’ work and raise money for student funds.

Course tutor Dave Black said “This was an unusual project for our students to undertake but,over the course of the project, ticked all the right boxes for them.”