Gathering information for the project and working with sound recordist Lee Dorrington, I set up stall at Forfar Farmer's Market and asked the public for their views on farming. I asked for recollections and opinions. People were very open in talking about their memories, and it was particularly interesting to hear the experiences of the adults who went tattie howking and berry picking as children. Farmers in Perthshire generously recorded their recollections and opinions about farming in the recent past and also their views on where it is going today.

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marketStall (60K) Recording interviews at Forfar Farmers Market


Greenhill_Stackyard_1960s (49K) Stackyard at Greenhill Farm (courtesy John & Peter Allan)

A S Angus Berry picking

A S Angus Tatties

A S Angus Work ethics

B Scott tattie lifting


D Merchant Stacks Vermin

D Scott working horses

G & D Merchant Tatties

H Grierson cattle marketing


H Grierson Going Organic

H Grierson Sheep

J & P Allan cattle

J & P Allan Game


J & P Allan Horses & Stacks

J & P Allan Wages

JAC Grierson working

M Daun Berry pickers


M Daun Tattie picking

M Daun Tatties

M Scott Working

N Craig Tattie cash


P Beaton Family work

P B Greenhill Tattie squads

R Mackie Bulls

R Mackie Cattle breeds


R Mackie continuity

R Mackie The Future