PAM PARKER, of the Lochlad Farming Partnership, refused to be defeated by these windblown gates at Auld Mills Farm, Dumfries – but not before her troubles were recorded for posterity on the farm's CCTV.

Pam and husband Andrew rent some of the farm from owner Tommy Lockhart for their Dutch Spotted Sheep, and it is Tommy's voice you can hear commentating on her struggle with these unco-operative inanimate objects.