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These are written stories of aspects of Scottish cultural identity

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 […]

You too can be a Scottish heritage film maker

Digital story telling

  Oor heritage is vital Scottish heritage is something that is all around us every day. Today, in 200 years will have significant impact which reflects the past heritage of Scotland. The definition of heritage is that what is inherited. By implication what is inherited can only be inherited if it is passed down from […]

Vintage Rally Commentating all part of the story telling of Scottish heritage

Evolution of power sources

I stumbled into commentating at vintage rallies like many other commentators with the words from one of the committee “ were stuck and we know you can speak”. To that came the Doric response of dinna be silly I ken nithing aboot auld things Im nae a collector. Sixteen years and over 80 rallies later […]

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 Women’s Land Army

War time Scottish heritage

  These ladies had to perform many different tasks during the war time Britain. Working in munitions, the forestry and in agriculture. We have a great deal to thank them for. A hotel in Kintore was their hostel and many local farms employed these hard working, technically savvy and organised individuals. The Women’s Land Army […]

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 […]