Farm­ing, past and present

The Oban Times - - Farming -

THIS week we fea­ture a clip­ping from the Oban Times dat­ing from 75 years ago.

The clip­ping has been kept in an al­bum by the fam­ily of In­ver­aray woman, Rae MacGre­gor.

The ar­ti­cle, dat­ing from Au­gust 1940, tells of a unit for let near Taynuilt, Bar­guil­lean Farm. A close look at the re­port from last Satur­day’s Dal­mally sale re­veals that the same farm is still pro­duc­ing top qual­ity sheep.

Mrs MacGre­gor be­lieves her fa­ther kept the clip­pings, fea­tur­ing sto­ries about the war ef­fort, the wool clip, agri­cul­tural wages, bracken con­trol and many other sub­jects of in­ter­est to him.

Look out for more ex­am­ples from this fas­ci­nat­ing col­lec­tion in fu­ture edi­tions of the Oban Times.

Left: An orig­i­nal clip­ping, taken

from a 1941 al­bum

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