Category Archives: Agriculture

Features aspects of a past Scottish agricultural practice

My unique 500 hoors o archive film aboot the north easts heritage is noo available free o charge

This Blog is produced in  Doric first and then below that it is produced in English Aa buddy in Lockdoon We abuddy hain t bide at hame for an affa lang time wi canna get oot n aboot t appreciate athin that Scotland his t offer. A lot o us injoy gaain t the places […]

Horseman’s memories poem

Well fit like the day its Dr Doric again we a blether aboot oor past. As a heritage film maker, I have seen and filmed an affa lot o interesting things aboot oor Scottish past. Een o the maist interestin features I hiv filmed is the work o the Clydesdale horse as deen here in […]

Spring seed saain on Aiberdeenshire fairms then and noo.

Introduction Well fit like its Don Carney again wee anither blether aboot oor past Scottish heritage deen in the Doric o Aiberdeenshire the aria far I wis broucht up n still bide in the day. The blether the day is aboot the spring saain o the grain crap on Aiberdeenshire fairms lookin at the changes […]

The Clydesdale horse and its influence on the economy

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The qualities of the Clydesdale horse are many. It has a gentle, it is powerful, it is obedient, it is quiet, it is elegant, it is bonny to look at, it has a great structure, its walk, canter, trot and gallop are amazing, it embraces partnership with its handlers and it is highly intelligent. Yet […]

Sorting the nowt in the byre 1940s style

Cow looking at camera from her stall in the byre

The farming year is always the same. A time for ploughing, planting and harvesting. Through all that work is the need to look after animals on the farm. I was brought up on a mixed farm called Drumnaheath beside Kintore in Aberdeenshire. We had pigs’ hens, turkeys for Xmas selling, sheep and cattle. The cattle […]

The Aberdeenshire and Scottish Local Agricultural Shows 1930s

Summer time was Show time The summer time was the time when most towns and villages in Aberdeenshire had their own local agricultural show. It was one of the few highlights of the year that Scottish people looked forward to and it represented the heritage of Aberdeenshire. For the spectator it was a showcase of […]

The Plough used in agriculture with Clydesdale horse and tractor

Clydesdale horse

At vintage working rallies you will see many different ploughs in action, from the single furrow tractor plough developed to be used by Harry Ferguson’s invention of the three point lifting system. This allowed the plough for the first time to be lifted up by the hydraulic system on board the early tractors. It also […]

The Clydesdale Horse

Clydesdale Horses pulling the tattie digger

As a Scottish heritage film maker one of the most interesting features I have filmed is that of the Clydesdale horse. Here is part of their interesting story. The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse derived from the farm horses of the Clydesdale region of Scotland now known as Lanarkshire. The breed developed as […]