Angus Poker Run lends a hand for £500,000 Brechin Harley-Davidson cottage campaign

Bikers scoured Angus on Sunday in search of the perfect hand in a new fundraising campaign.

They were taking part in the latest event to raise awareness of a £500,000 campaign to buy a historic cottage near Brechin.

Netherton was the 19th century home of Sandy and Margaret Davidson.

And it’s rooted in the success story of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The Davidsons emigrated to Milwuakee in the 1850s, including second son William.

William was born at Netherton Cottage.

Visiting bikers view the interior of Netherton Cottage. Photo: Kim Cessford/DCT Media.

And his three sons forged the partnership with Bill Harley that led to the creation of the legendary Milwaukee motorcycle company.

The Davidson Legacy Preservation Group wants to buy the Angus cabin, which was restored about ten years ago.

It’s a mecca for Harley-Davidson fans around the world.

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One of the participating machines parked opposite Netherton Cottage. Photo: Kim Cessford/DCT Media.

And the house has been visited by descendants of Davidson and senior company executives.

The preservation group has been granted charitable status and wants to tap into the heritage potential of this important site.

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Sunday’s Poker Run involved bikers visiting five Angus locations to pick up playing cards for their hand.

They visited the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Rewaco Trikes in Brechin, Kirriemuir Camera Obscura, Panzerotti in Forfar and Meadowbank Inn in Arbroath before returning to the cabin.

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Chrissy Gray, Jack Cargill and Robert Gray inside the cabin. Photo: Kim Cessford/DCT Media.

Legacy Group chair Nyree Aitken said: “The idea was for people to enjoy the day at Angus.

“I hope the other places have benefited from the arrival of people in the region.

“We had tremendous corporate support for the awards at the event, including many from outside Angus.

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The famous brand has family roots in Angus. Photo: Kim Cessford/DCT Media.

“But we want to continue to get the message out that it’s not just a Brechin thing or a motorcycle thing.

“But it’s not just a Brechin thing, or a motorcycle thing.

“This chalet is part of Angus’ heritage.

“We should be doing a lot more.”

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