Category Archives: Agriculture

Sorting the nowt in the byre 1940s style

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

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

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 […]