A short bibliography

Many books, pamphlets and journals feature the Scottish agricultural implement and machine makers and their activities from the mid eighteenth century onwards.

There are digital editions of Scottish agricultural books from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries that refer to implements and machines in the Reading the implement and machine makers page.

I have brought together a select bibliography of books, pamphlets and journal articles that specifically feature implements, machines and their makers in Scotland that are not available electronically.  To find the libraries that hold this literature, you may find  Worldcat helpful.

 

Anderson, William. Observations on the new mode of stacking corn, Edinburgh, 1816.

Arbuckle, John. Sugar beet cultivation, Scottish journal of agriculture 33 (1954), 128-31.

Balfour, The Rt Hon the Earl of. Combine or binder?, Scottish journal of agriculture 25 (1946), 219-33.

Barclay, John. The American chilled plough in comparison with the Scotch swing plough, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 4 (1892), 33-6.

Barron, William, An essay on the mechanized principles of the plough, Edinburgh, 1774.

Bell, Patrick, Description and plate of a new reaping machine, Quarterly journal of agriculture 1 (1828-29), 217-9.

Bell’s reaping machine, Quarterly journal of agriculture 1 (1828-29), 331-2, 4 (1832-34), 84-9, 19 (1853-55), 185-204, Farmer’s magazine 3rd series 5 (1854), 367-8.

Black, Jim. J D Allan & Sons: Allan of Muthly, ROSC: Review of Scottish culture 19 (2007), 77-93.

Black, Jim, Agricultural engineering. In Fenton, Alexander, and Veitch, Kenneth, eds, Farming and the land, Scottish life and society: A compendium of Scottish ethnology, Edinburgh, 2011, 810-33.

Blacklock, Ambrose, Description of Heathcoat’s steam plough, with illustrative drawings, Dumfries, 1837.

Blair, T, etc. Exhibition trial of improved potato planters, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 27 (1915), 407-10.

Blyth, A. Straw handling at harvest, Scottish journal of agriculture 42 (1963), 12-8.

Bond, J. R. recent innovations in farm machinery, Scottish journal of agriculture 7 (1924), 357-364.

Bridges, Robert. On the thrashing machine, with reference to the construction of those employed in East Lothian, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 13 (1841), 50-61.

Brown, David. The Glasgow: Scotland’s only native tractor, Edinburgh: Scottish Country Life Museums Trust, 1878.

Brown, John. Hints on the improvement of wheels and axletrees of coaches and carts, Glasgow, 1808.

Burkitt, William. Milking machines. Report of an investigation by the Society regarding the use of milking machines in Scotland, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 29 (1917), 229-50.

Burn, Robert S. The steam engine. Parts 1-4, Quarterly journal of agriculture 19 (1853-54), 315-35, 383-406, 478-502, 553-78.

Burn, Robert S. Mechanical aids to steam culture, Quarterly journal of agriculture 20 (1855-57), 543-61.

Campbell, Alexander. Description of the implements used in the improved culture of potatoes and turnips, Farmer’s magazine 8 (1807), 284-300.

Cartwright, N. The Meikle threshing mill at Beltondod, Transactions of the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society, II (1986), 71-80.

Cheape, Hugh. Questionnaires and the grain harvest in Scotland, Folk life 16 (1978), 27-41.

Cheape, Hugh, and Fleming, Ian. Wire weaving by hand. A. M. Russell’s and the production of wire netting for agriculture: ROSC: Review of Scottish culture 7 (1991), 81-8.

Combined plough and drill manure distributor, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXI (1909), 387-8.

Competition of reaping machines at Stirling in 1854, Quarterly journal of agriculture 19 (1853-55), 541-6.

Constable, George W. Securing grain in wet seasons: The Richmond drying rack, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series IX (1897), 73-87.

Davidson, D. G., ed. The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland: a short history, 1784-1984, Edinburgh, 1984.

Davies, C. Demonstration and exhibition of new implements, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 56 (1944), 96-104.

Davies, C. Demonstration and exhibition of new implements, Castleton, Eassie, Angus, April 1944, Edinburgh, 1944.

Davies, Jennifer. A third-generation blacksmith: Edward Martin, Closeburn, Dumfries-shire. In Jennifer Davies, Tales of the old horsemen, Newton Abbot, 1997.

Demonstration of agricultural tractors and ploughs, October 1917, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 30 (1918), 295-358.

Demonstrations & trials of tractors, 1904-1934, Banff, 1990.

Denham, H, J. Some trends in mechanised farming. I. The grain harvest, Scottish journal of agriculture 37 (1934), p. 361-6.

Denham, H J. Some trends in mechanised farming. II. Grass, Scottish journal of agriculture 18 (1935), 14-9.

Description of a turn-wrest or right and left mouldboard plough. Invented by James Wilkie, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 12 (1839), 484-8.

Douglas, Graham J. Reminiscences of a threshing machine maker in Easter Ross, Vernacular building 12 (1988), 16-25.

Dryden, John. Improvements on the single-horse cart, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 15 (1843-45), 344-8.

Drysdale, John. Trial of milking-machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland X (1898), 166-81.

Dudgeon, John. Report of the trials of steam engines at Glasgow, 1888, by the Judges, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series I (1889), 123-31.

Edmond, John, etc. Exhibition trial of motor tillage implements at King’s Park Farm, Stirling, October 1915, Transactions of  Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 28 (1916), 281-96.

Ellis, John D. Scotland’s engineering heritage: a history of the stationary engine makers of the East Coast, 2008.

Erskine, J F. An account of a comparative trial of five threshing mills in the county of Clackmannan, Farmer’s magazine 14 (1813), 178-84.

Exhibition of binders at work, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series VII (1895), 470-4, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series VIII (1896), 371-2, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series IX (1897), 415-6.

Exhibition trial of improved potato planters, Transactions of  Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXVII (1915), 407-10.

Exhibition trial of potato diggers or lifters on the farm of Gallamuir … on Friday, 8th October 1909, Edinburgh, 1909.

Exhibition trial of potato planters on the farm of Liberton Mains, Edinburgh … Thursday, 25th March 1915, Edinburgh, 1915.

Falconer, Hugh. Handling combined grain, Scottish journal of agriculture 32 (1953), 16-8.

Farquharson, James. On cutting grain-crops with the common scythe as practiced in Aberdeenshire, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 10 (1835), 186-97.

Fenton, Alexander. A plough type from the Outer Isles of Scotland, Tools and tillage 1:2 (1960), 117-28.

Fenton, Alexander. Early and traditional cultivating implements in Scotland, PSAS 96 (1962-63), 264-317.

Fenton, Alexander. The Chilcarroch plough, an old Scottish plough in Stranraer County Museum, Scottish studies 8: no 1 (1964), 80-4.

Fenton, Alexander, Plough and spade in Dumfriesshire and Galloway, Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society 3rd series 45 (1968), 147-83.

Fenton, Alexander. The cas-chrom: a review of the Scottish evidence, Tools and tillage 2:3 (1974), 131-48.

Fenton, Alexander. Sickle, scythe and reaping machine, Innovation patterns in Scotland, Ethnologia Europaea VII:I (1974), 35-47.

Fenton, Alexander. Interaction of drainage and equipment, Acta museorum agriculturae 13: 1-2 (1978), 92-6.

Fenton, Alexander. Wirds an’ wark ‘e seasons roon on an Aberdeenshire farm. Aberdeen: AUP, 1987; Edinburgh, 1992.

Ferguson, James D. On the comparative advantages of fixed and portable steam-power, as applicable to the purposes of a farm, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 19 (1851-53), 382-9.

Finlayson, John. Practical instructions to ploughmen on the art of ploughing; with a dissertation on the powers and properties of the plough. With an appendix, containing a number of reports and trials of the rid-plough, Edinburgh, 1823.

Finlayson, John. Recent patents to John Finlayson of Muirkirk for his improvements on ploughs and harrows, London, 1825. Also, in London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1 March 1825.

Fleming, Ian J. and Cunningham, J D. Handling combine straw, Scottish journal of agriculture 41 (1962), 94-9.

Forrest, R L. Cows in courts – a pioneer venture, Scottish journal of agriculture 26 (1947), 65-70.

Forrest R L. Mechanised sugar beet growing, Scottish journal of agriculture 27 (1948), 128-31.

Fussell, George E. The history of the farmers’ tools. London, 1952.

Fyfe, J, and Macfarlane, Ian. The efficiency of milking equipment: an investigation into the efficiency of milking machinery installations in Ayrshire, Scottish journal of agriculture 44 (1964), 273-80.

Gailey, Alan, and Fenton, Alexander, eds. The spade in Northern and Atlantic Europe, Belfast, 1970.

Gibbs, W. A. On harvesting hay in wet seasons, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 4th series III (1871), 291-8.

Gray, Andrew. The experienced millwright; or A treatise on the construction of some of the most useful machines, with the latest improvements, to which is prefixed, a short account of the general principles of mechanics, and of mechanical powers, Edinburgh, 1806.

Great Exhibition, Agricultural machinery, Farmer’s magazine 2nd series 24 (1851), 149-51, 347-50, 436-41.

Great reaping machine competition at Stirling, Farmer’s magazine 8 (1855), 314-5.

Hamilton, William S. The most economical method of threshing grain combined with efficiency, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 4th series 14 (1883), 133-9.

Henderson, Richard. Hay and sheaf sheds, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XIV (1902), 103-47.

Hendrick, James. Patrick Bell and the centenary of the reaping machine, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XL (1928), 51-69.

Herring, Ivor. The Scottish cart in Ireland and its contemporaries, Ulster journal of archaeology 3rd series 7:1-2 (1944), 42-6.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Report of a committee of the Highland Society of Scotland in regard to experiments made in Scotland in harvest 1825 with the Flemish scythe, Edinburgh, 1825.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Report of special committee of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland appointed to inspect and report on the various systems of cultivating by steam power in East Lothian, Edinburgh, 1869.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Report by a committee of the Highland and Agricultural Society on the Fisken steam cultivating machinery, Edinburgh, 1876.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Report on the present state of the agriculture of Scotland, arranged under the auspices of the Highland and Agricultural Society, To be presented at the International Agricultural Congress at Paris in June 1878, Edinburgh, 1878.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition of binders at work at Niddrie Mains, Liberton … Wednesday, August 16, 1893, Edinburgh, 1893.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition of binders at work at Mr Reith’s farm of Middlefield, Woodside, Aberdeen … Tuesday, September 4, 1894, Edinburgh, 1894.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Trial of manure distributors at Mr Reith’s farm if Middlefield, Woodside, Aberdeen … Wednesday, September 5, 1894, Edinburgh, 1894.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition of binders at work at Mr Howat’s farm of Netherwood, Dumfries … Tuesday, August 20, 1895, Edinburgh, 1895.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Trial of turnip-lifters at the Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries, Wednesday, November 13, 1895, Edinburgh, 1895.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition of binders at work at Mr Morton’s farm at North Muirton, Perth … Tuesday, August 18 1896, Edinburgh, 1896.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Trial of manure distributors at Granton Mains, Edinburgh …, Friday, September 15, 1899, Edinburgh, 1899.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition trial of potato diggers or lifters on the farm of Gallamuir … on Friday, 8th October 1909, Edinburgh, 1909.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Trial of potato diggers or lifters on the farm of Turnhouse, Cramond … on Thursday, 5th October 1911, Edinburgh, 1911.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition trial of motor tillage implements at King’s Park Farm, Stirling, October 1915, Edinburgh, 1915.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Exhibition trial of potato planters on the farm of Liberton Mains, Edinburgh … Thursday, 25th March 1915, Edinburgh, 1915.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Motor tillage implements: demonstration on Allanfearn Farm, near Inverness … on Saturday 16 October 1915, beginning at 9a.m, Edinburgh, 1915.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Demonstration of agricultural tractors and ploughs at East Craigie Home Farm, Cramond Bridge, Edinburgh, Blackhill Farm, Maryhill, Glasgow, Spoutwells and New Mains Farms, Scone, Perth, October 1917, Edinburgh, 1917.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Trial of turnip lifting machines at Turnhouse farm, Turnhouse, on Thursday and Friday, 20th and 21st November 1919, Edinburgh, 1919.

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Demonstration of farm tractors and tractor implements at Fordel, Dalkeith, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th October, 1922: catalogue, Edinburgh, 1922.

Holmes, Heather. “As good as a holiday”: Potato harvesting in the Lothians 1870 to the present, East Linton, 2000.

Holmes, Heather. Tattie howkers: Irish potato workers in Ayrshire, Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Ayrshire monographs 31, Ayr, 2005.

Holmes, Heather. Agricultural implement makers in Scotland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Folk life 51:1 (2013), 44-74.

Howie, Alex. Sugar-beet growing, Scottish journal of agriculture 32 (1953), 175-8.

Hunter, James. The improved Scotch swing plough, with practical illustrations on plough-making and ploughing and many other observations in connection with agriculture, Edinburgh, 1843.

The inventor of the thrashing machine, Farmer’s magazine 10 (1809), 155-6.

Jirlow, R., and Whitaker, I. The plough in Scotland, Scottish studies, I (1957), 71-94.

Leith, P, and Spence, S. Orkney threshing mills, Dundee, 1977.

Lennie, John. Report of ploughing experiments, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 22 (1857-58), 457-64.

Lennox, R. G. The history of William Dickie and Sons, implement makers and agricultural engineers, East Kilbride, Industrial archaeology 10:4 (1973), 393-9, 456-67.

Low, Alex. Account of the drill turnip-husbandry in Berwickshire, 1898.

Low, Alex. The drill turnip-husbandry of Berwickshire, 1812.

McAinish-Robertson stack rack, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXI (1909), 387.

McArthur, Duncan. Machinery for livestock feeding, Scottish journal of agriculture 47 (1967-8), 203-5.

McCandlish, Andrew C, and Cochrane, James. Milking machines, Scottish journal of agriculture 13 (1930), 43-50.

McCandlish, Andrew C, and Cochrane, James. Milking-machines in Scotland, Scottish journal of agriculture, 18 (1935), 363-66.

McJannet, John D. Advantages of the weigh-bridge to the farmer, Edinburgh, 1891.

McConnell, Primrose. Tillage implements: old and new, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series VI (1894), 206-38.

McConnell, Primrose. Methods of tillage: old and new, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XVII (1905), 121-44.

McCreath, J B, and Forrest, J D. Bracken control: machinery trials, West Perthshire, 1952-55, Glasgow, 1958.

McGregor, Gregor. Farm-work and words. Finavon, 2012.

McLaren, Andrew S. Potato sheds, Scottish journal of agriculture 42 (1963), 202-5.

McLaren, J T, Leitch, Andrew B., and Stanfield, Report on trial of turnip-lifting machines, Edinburgh, 1919.

McLaren, J T, Leitch, Andrew B., and Stanfield, R. Report on trial of turnip-lifting machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 32 (1920), 281-4.

Malden, Walter J. Motive powers of the farm, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 8 (1896), 179-213.

Melvin, James, and Mylne, Farm machinery. In Report of the present state of the agriculture of Scotland, arranged under the auspices of the Highland and Agricultural Society, Edinburgh, 1878, 147-58.

Michie, G, and Fenton, Alexander. Cheese-presses in Angus, Scottish studies 7:1 (1963), 47-56.

Middleton, Jonathan and Stanford, R. Trials of agricultural motors and distributors, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 17 (1905), 427-37.

Milking machine: a Scottish invention, Scottish farmer, July 1946, 834-5.

Millar, James. Plan and description of a machine for agricultural tillage, Glasgow, 1826.

Museum nan Eilean. Croitearachd: taghadh de dh’uidheam obair fearainn às na h-Eileanan an lar, Stornoway, 1991.

Museum of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Catalogue of the Museum of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1841.

Mylne, Thomas, etc. Trial of sheaf string binding machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 4th series 15 (1883), 168-76.

On the Strathearn thrashing machine, Farmer’s magazine 12 (1811), 68-80.

Payne, F G. A Scottish ploughshare type, Gwerin 1:4 (1957), 184-6.

The plough, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 21 (1855-57), 331-42.

Porter, James. Report on the use of the grubber, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 20 (1853-55), 351-7.

Powell, Bob, Scottish agricultural implements, Shire, 1988.

Reaping machine competition, Farmer’s magazine 3rd series (1854), 312-3.

Reaping machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 21 (1855-57), 268-9.

Reaping machines in Scotland, Farmer’s magazine 3rd series 16 (1859), 503-4.

Report of the trials of chaff cutters, by the judges, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series I (1889), 131-2.

Report of the trials of steam engines at Glasgow, 1888, by the Judges, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 1 (1889), 123-31.

Report on trial of turnip lifting machines held on Thursday & Friday 20 and 21 November 1919 at Turnhouse Farm, Turnhouse, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXXII (1920), 281-4.

Ritchie, James. Whin-bruisers and whin-mills. Relics of Scottish farming in the past, Scottish journal of agriculture 13 (1930), 390-8.

Ritchie, Robert. On the extended application of the steam-engine, or the impelling power of the thrashing machine to farm purposes, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 15 (1843-45), 137-50.

Ritchie, Robert. On the comparative advantage of fixed and portable steam-power for the purpose of a farm, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 19 (1851-53), 281-99.

Robertson I M. The mechanisation of the root crop, Scottish journal of agriculture 39 (1960), 62-5.

Robertson, I M. Mechanisation and the turnip crop, Scottish journal of agriculture 36 (1957), 162-4.

Robertson, James. On stone-draining and the implements used in effecting it, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 14 (1843), 36-45.

Salter, Andrew. Haymaking, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 4th series XV (1883), 151-61.

Sanderson, Stewart F. Tools for making ropes, Scottish Studies 4 (1960), 117-9.

Scott, R, etc. Experiments with the Hainault scythe, Farmer’s magazine 26 (1825), 339-49.

Shirreff, John. A reply to an address … on the subject of the threshing machine … Edinburgh, 1811.

Shirreff, John. Account of the grubber, an instrument recently introduced into East Lothian, &c Drawn up by the desire of the Highland Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1814.

Skilbeck, Dunstan, and Watson, J. A. Scott. Some experiences in mechanized corn growing, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XLVII (1935), 24-33.

Simpson, E J. Farm carts and waggons of the Orkney Islands, Scottish studies 7:2 (1963), 154-69.

Sinclair, Sir John. Account of James Small, and his improvements of agricultural implements, Edinburgh, 1811.

Sinclair, Sir John. An account of an improved mode of raising crops of grain by drill-barrow, Edinburgh, 1815.

Slater, Andrew. Haymaking, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 4th series XV (1883), 154-61.

Slight, James. Report of the implements and machines exhibited at the Highland and Agricultural Society’s general show at Dumfries in 1845, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 16 (1845-47), 209-29.

Slight, James. Report on reaping machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 19 (1851-53), 183-98.

Skirving, William. On ploughs and particularly the Scots plough. In the Husbandman’s assistant, Edinburgh, 1792, 189-217.

Smillie, D Murray. Progress in milk production and handling, Scottish journal of agriculture 38 (1959), 23-7.

Smith, James. Remarks on thorough draining and deep ploughing … extracted from the third report of Drummond’s Agricultural Museum, Stirling, 1837.

Speir, John. A season’s experience of a mechanical milking apparatus, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 4 (1892), 19-33.

Speir, John. The Scandinavian method of haymaking, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series (1898), 80-4.

Speir, John, Boxing seed potatoes, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XIV (1902), 147-68.

Speir, John, The hay-collector, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland XVI (1904), 1-10.

Speir, John. Changes in farm implements since 1890, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XVIII (1906), 46-62.

Sprott, Gavin. The tractor in Scotland, Edinburgh, 1878.

Stanfield, R. McAinish-Robertson stack rack, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXII (1910), 280-3.

Stanfield, R. The oil and petrol engine on the farm, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 34 (1922), 68-92.

Stanfield, R. The oil and petrol engine on the farm, Edinburgh, 1922.

Stanfield, R, etc. Demonstration of farm tractors and tractor implements … 1922, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series 35 (1923), 163-234.

Stell, Geoffrey, Shaw, John, and Storrier, Susan, eds. Scotland’s buildings. Scottish life and society: A compendium of Scottish ethnology, Edinburgh, 2003.

Stephens, Henry. On the winnowing machine, Quarterly journal of agriculture 3 (1831-32), 53-9.

Sullivan, Thomas. Remarks on the agriculture of Aberdeenshire, no IV, implements, Farmer’s magazine 2nd series 14 (1846), 223-32.

Taylor, John. On the comparative merits of different modes of reaping grain, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 15 (1843-45), 259-71.

Thom, W S. Combine harvesting in the Lothians, Scottish journal of agriculture 35 (1956), 36-9.

Trial of grist mills at Dundee Show, 1890, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series III (1891), 180.

Trial of reaping machines at Stirling, Farmer’s magazine 3rd series 4 (1853), 408-10.

Trial of binders, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series VI (1894), p. 454-7.

Trial of corn-dressing machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series IX (1897), 414-5.

Trial of manure distributors, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series VII (1895), 472.

Trial of manure distributors, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XII (1900), 409-11.

Trial of oil engines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XII (1900), 388-408.

Trial of potato diggers or lifters, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXII (1910), 350-2.

Trial of potato diggers or lifters on the farm of Turnhouse, Cramond. .. on Thursday, 5th October 1911, Edinburgh, 1911.

Trial of potato diggers or lifters, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XXIV (1912), 383-98.

Trial of swathe turners, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XVIII (1906), 376.

Trial of turnip lifters, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series VIII (1896), 372-4.

Trials of agricultural motors and dung-distributors, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XVII (1905), 427-37.

Trials of suction gas-producer plants, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 5th series XVIII (1906), 208-24.

Trow-Smith, Robert. Power on the land. A centenary history of the Agricultural Engineers Association, 1875-1975, London, 1975.

Turner, R, and Murray, R D. The modernisation of dairy buildings. Two approaches to improvement, Scottish journal of agriculture 44 (1964), 148-152.

Turner, R, and Murray, R D. Byre milking in south-west Scotland, Scottish journal of agriculture 44 (1964), 200-3.

Tweedale, Marquis of and Hamilton, Archibald. Report of experiments on the draught of ploughs, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 14 (1843), 20-36.

Veitch, James. Descriptions of the improvements made on the original construction of Small’s plough, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 4 (1816), 248-52.

Walker, L M. The combine harvester-thresher in East Lothian, Scottish journal of agriculture 18 (1935), 218-25.

Walker, L M. The ‘girotiller’ in Scotland, Scottish journal of agriculture, 18 (1935), 52-6.

Walker, L M. The tractor in Scottish farming, Scottish journal of agriculture 21 (1938), 364-8.

Wallace, J G. Mechanical developments in vegetable growing in the Lothians, Scottish journal of agriculture 49 (1970), 198-201.

Watson, J A Scott. Farm implements in Scotland. Historical notes, Scottish journal of agriculture 8 (1925), 359-66.

Watson, J A Scott. Farm implements in Scotland: historical notes, Scottish journal of agriculture 9 (1926), 46-54, 182-9, 284-9.

Watson, J A Scott. The Scottish plough team in history, Scottish journal of agriculture 14 (1931), 140-6.

Watson, J A Scott, and Skilbreck, Dunstan. Mechanised farming and live stock production, Scottish journal of agriculture 35 (1932), p. 361-6.

Watson, William. Report of the comparative advantages of the common Scotch thrashing machine, and the peg-drum machine for thrashing grain, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 18 (1849-51), 124-9.

West, W J. Mechanical cultivation of root crops, Scottish journal of agriculture 28 (1949), 126-30.

West, W J. National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Scottish Station, Scottish journal of agriculture 43 (1964), 1-4.

West, W J. Pick-up baling of hay, Scottish journal of agriculture 39 (1960), 75-8.

West, W J. Grain drying and storage, Scottish journal of agriculture 33 (1954), 209-12.

West, W J. National Institute of Agricultural Engineering – Scottish Station. Review of past and present work, Scottish journal of agriculture 46 (1967), 99-105.

West, W J. and Wright, S J. Root harvesting, Scottish journal of agriculture 26 (1947), 33-9.

Whitaker, Ian. The harrow in Scotland, Scottish Studies 2:2 (1958), 149-65.

Whitaker, Ian. Some traditional techniques in modern Scottish farming, Scottish Studies 3:2 (1959), 163-88.

Wilkie, John. Wilkie’s drill implements, Farmer’s magazine 22 (1821), 197-9.

Wilson, John. Agricultural products and implements, London, 1853.

Wilson, Jacob. Reaping machines, Transactions of Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 25 (1863-65), 123-49.

Wilson, John. British farming: a description of the mixed husbandry of Great Britain, Edinburgh, 1862.

Witney, D. Combine harvesters in east and south-east Scotland, Scottish agriculture 20 (1946-47), 85-92.

Wright, S J. Men and machines, Scottish journal of agriculture 21 (1938), 331-7.

Wright, S J. Men and machines, Scottish journal of agriculture 21 (1938), 331-7.

Wright, S J and Gaunt, Recent machinery developments, Scottish journal of agriculture 24 (1942), 129-37.

Wyllie, George D, and Warnock, James H. Experiences with electricity on the farm, Scottish journal of agriculture 26 (1947), 18-23.

Young, Charles D. A short treatise on the system of wire fencing, gates, &c, as manufactured by Charles D. Young & Co., with catalogue and illustrations, Edinburgh, 1850.

If you are interested in reading more generally on Scottish agriculture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a select list of books is available through the link to General accounts of Scottish agriculture.

 

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