Where to see and find out more

You can find out more about the Scottish agricultural implement and machine makers using the following resources:


Aberdeenshire Farming Museum        Alford Heritage Centre  Angus Folk Museum   Atholl Country Life Museum    Auchindrain Township  Corrigall Farm Museum

Easdale Island Folk Museum   Ellisland Farm   Fife Folk Museum  Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum   Glencoe and North Lorne Folk Museum   Highland Folk Museum

Kirbuster Farm Museum  Laidhay Croft Museum   Museum of Abernethy    Museum of Ayrshire Country Life & Costume

National Museum of Rural Life   Northfield Farm Museum, New Pitsligo   Strachur Smiddy Museum   The Skye Museum of Island Life


Agricultural shows with a vintage implement and machinery section (a selection)

Black Isle Show           Border Union Agricultural Society

The Echt Show     The Fife Show    New Deer Show     Turriff Show


Steam engine clubs

Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

Scottish Traction Engine Society 


Vintage vehicle clubs

Fife Association of Vintage Vehicle Owners

The Scottish Vintage Vehicle Federation

Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club


Tractor and vintage agricultural machinery clubs

Almond Valley Vintage Association

Ayrshire Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club

Border Vintage Agricultural Association

Bute Vintage Club

DMR Tractor Club

D. S. V. C. Deeside Steam and Vintage Club

Dumfries and Galloway Vintage Machinery Club

Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club

Scottish County Tractor Club

Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club

Spey Valley Vintage Engine and Tractor Club

Wigtownshire Yesteryear Transport & Machinery Club


Rallies and events (not covered by vintage tractor and machinery clubs)

BA Vintage Working Weekend     Clatt & District Vintage Rally

Farming Yesteryear Vintage Rally (SVTEC)   Glenluce Tractor Rally

New Blyth Steam and Vintage Rally

Scottish Ploughing Championships  Scottish Transport Extravaganza

Strathnairn Vintage Rally and Display

Scottish National Tractor Show 



Heavy horse world magazine         Old glory        Vintage spirit

Classic tractor    Tractor and farming heritage

Tractor and machinery                Ford and Fordson    Classic Massey


Online resources and resources

British Pathe        Grace’s Guide British Industrial History

MERL – Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

National Library of Scotland     National Records of Scotland

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland          Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Scottish Archive Network   ScotlandsPlaces            Scottish Life Archive        Scottish Screen Archive         SCRAN                 Statistical Accounts of Scotland      Tobar an Dualchais – Kist o Riches


Societies and organisations

British Agricultural History Society

Business Archives Council of Scotland

Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Rural Museums Network

Society for Folklife Studies


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