TAKE some time out to have a wee trawl through our ever-growing digital archives – you might just see a few familiar faces that you can give a Christmas surprise to.

The Scottish Farmer is gradually converting our millions of negatives into a digital format and there are some cracking photographs of people, places and a chronicle of the huge changes that have been made in farming during the 80-odd years that our negative archive covers.

We're also producing another 'Turn back time' calender, the details of which we will publish at a later date ... but, again, there will be some great photographs in there too.

You can buy or browse any of those newly digitised photographs on-line too – just go to http://thescottishfarmer.newsprints.co.uk/c/233824/archive_photographs – It might just surprise you what you will find ...