Scottish farmer etches incredible 1.5km drawing of Doddie Weir into his fields

A Scottish farmer has etched an incredible 1.5km drawing of Doddie Weir into his fields to raise money for MND research.

Youtuber, Crawford Niven, 26, has transformed the rye fields at Gloagburn Farm, near Perthshire, into a 50,000mpicture of rugby legend Doddie to help raise £10,000 for motor neuron disease research.

Crawford first met Doddie in 2013 when the former British and Irish Lion officially opened the Gloagburn Farm Shop.

Now he has carved a 1.5km long depiction of Doddie being held aloft by teammates during a lineout to help supporting the work done by MND Scotland and My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Visitors to the farm can enjoy a 20 minute walk through the five feet tall rye grass and make a donation to the charity.

‘Doddie Weir was a giant of a man, not only in height but also in character,’ said Crawford.

‘I can’t think of a better way to show how huge an impact he has had and his legacy continues to have on rugby, MND research and Scotland.

‘I hope as many people as possible book a free ticket to experience the Doddie Walk and donate to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

‘Do as many laps as you can and share this.’

Crawford is one of the UK’s top farming Youtubers with over 16.6k subscribers following his daily vlogs and adventures at the farm.

The attraction is free to the public but donations can be made on entry to the Rye field or in cash.

Those looking to take the walk can book a free ticket via

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