TRACTORS and farm machinery have been lined up to form a guard of honour for a local farmer who died aged just 41.

Workers at Spott Farm lined up on October 12 to pay their respects to Michael Tweedie, who passed away on September 19.

The colleagues had worked alongside Michael for more than six years in East Lothian and Berwickshire.

Michael, of Dunbar, also farmed with his father, Gordon Tweedie, at Pleasance Farm, near Dunbar.

His funeral took place at Houndwood Crematorium in the Scottish Borders.

His younger sister Joanna Lowe described Michael as “amazing”.

She said: “Everybody said the same thing, he was a gentleman and just had a kind, gentle soul with a big smile.”

Michael previously played full-back, centre and wing for Dunbar RFC and was a member of Dunbar Golf Club.

He also represented the Scottish Deaf Golf team in the World Championships on three occasions, in Australia, USA and in Fairmont, Fife.

A tribute was also posted on the Scottish Deaf Golf Facebook page.

It read: “Mike had been involved with SDGA for a number of years in a playing capacity and on the committee.

“He had the honour of leading Team Scotland at Traverse City, Michigan, for the 2014 WDGC, where he performed admirably for himself and the team.

“Mike was a sociable, funny and very likeable golfer, his company enjoyed by all who met him.

“Condolences to his family and all his friends. RIP Mike.”