Tag Archives: Agricultural heritage

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 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 […]