Farming Stories from the Scottish Borders

Hard Lives for Poor Reward

By Colin Whittemore

Engaging, enjoyable and informative, Farming Stories from the Scottish Borders takes the reader through three centuries of change in the countryside, including two farming revolutions. Farming issues, past and present, are illustrated by recounting the lives of country people, from farm worker to estate owner. Focusing on the Scottish borders, but reflecting lives across the UK, these tales give historically factual accounts of real life people and their ups and downs in dealing with the forces of nature, the varying states of economic depression that swept through the countryside, and the everyday conflicts that arise in family life. Based on painstaking research and many interviews, as well as the author's own personal experience of a lifetime in farming, Farming Stories from the Scottish Borders tells of the struggle against adversity and the human story behind modern farming ways. It will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the history of the countryside and the people who live and work in it. [Subject: Farming Studies, Farming History, Scottish History, Rural History]

Publication Date: 8/28/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781910456743