Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
Victoria Johnston, aged 12, from Clogher, Co Tyrone, N Ireland, tells us a few of her top handling tips.
Seaweed! Wonderful soil conditioner for the garden and also makes a good tonic hair shampoo (if you have any) but to a fisherman, like myself, seaweed is a curse.
Crofters are a special breed of people, I’ve always thought. Hard working, inventive, and passionate about what they do.
Few days out can conjure up nostalgic memories like a cruise on the paddle steamer PS Waverley. This ship is a sole relic of a bygone era of paddle steam cruising on the Clyde.
Alexander (Sandy) McKirdy, 90, is Still Game.
Living a few miles outside Rothesay on the Island of Bute, with his wife Eileen, Sandy has been a shepherd all his working days.
Two glorious weeks on Islay, The break was just the ticket,
On return I view the garden, Which has now become a thicket
Snail shells crunching underfoot, I begin to strim the lawn
Wasps have chewed the raspberries, And all my strawbs have gone.
Having featured Aberfoyle-based milliner, Clare Workman some thirteen years ago at the start of her business venture, we think it only right to feature a proper goodbye at the end of her creative career.
As is so often the case when thinking back to how a business began, Linda Gardner, who runs “Strathearn Fleece and Fibre”, can say that none of it was really planned.
Spinners, knitters and weavers will flock to Argyll this summer for the West Coast's premier Gaelic wool festival.
Ten-year-old Emma Orr shares her trade secrets with The Scottish Farmer as she gets ready for another show season.