Farming Gallery

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We are grateful for permission to include music from "Saft-Tongu'd Melody" Volume 2, recorded by the Scottish Traditional Fiddler, Hugh MacGilp, a kenspeckleMearns man, accompanied by Morag Macaskill and Fiona Rutherford. Press the play button to enjoy the music as you browse the gallery.

  • The Clark Family who farmed Nether Malletsheugh in the 1890s
  • Farming Folk
  • Lizzie and Jessie Harvie of Waterside Farm in their working clothes c. 1900
  • Haymaking one hundred years ago
  • Lizzie and Jenny Harvie of Waterside Farm, posed in their Sunday best c. 1900
  • Ploughing one hundred years ago
  • Threshing one hundred years ago
  • Robert Raeside posing reluctantly for a photograph after winning a ploughing competition.
  • Robert Raeside jnr (born 1925) ploughing at Maidenhill Farm in the early 1950s
  • James Raeside in the 1930s with Phyllis a champion Clydesdale from Maidenhill in foal
  • The programme for the Mearns Show 1939
  • John Lammie, William Raeside, Finlay Cunningham, George Watson and Robert Raeside Snr.
  • The threshing machine at Balgraystone Farm
  • Farming folk at the Mearns Show
  • Teeny Brown, the milkmaid at Loganswell Farm with the tools of her trade
  • The Annual Farmers' outing to Auchincruive just before the Second World War
  • Alec Lambie with his niece Morag admire Robert Harvie's champion Ayrshire cow from Waterside
  • Jeannie Watson at Langlee with her luggie, the pail used for milking
  • Agnes, Jeannie and Janet, daughters of James Watson of Langlee Farm c.1918.
  • Robert Raeside with 'Kate' at the Ayr Show
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