SPARC Tractor Tour comes to an end

MSPs joined SPARC (Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime) members and Hamilton Ross Group staff at the Scottish Parliament with the tractor to celebrate the end of a successful tour.

The Valtra T174EA SPARC-branded tractor, supplied by the Hamilton Ross Group, has toured over 40 agricultural events during the summer to raise awareness and open discussion on the blight of rural crime.

SPARC is a multi-agency partner­ship involving 16 key organisations working together to tackle rural crime. Providing strategic focus, SPARC co-ordinates a committed and sustained approach including crime prevention advice to those living, working and enjoying Scotland’s rural communities in order to ensure these areas are safe places to live, work and visit.

MPs, SPARC members and Hamilton Ross Group staff posing outside the Scottish Parliament building.

Eric Gardiner, Managing Director of the Hamilton Ross Group, said: “We have been thrilled with the response to our partnership with SPARC. The project has been very successful in raising awareness of rural crime prevention and the role that dealers like the Hamilton Ross Group can play in terms of supporting customers through fitting security and tracking devices to their machinery.”