An Ayrshire name: Robert Howie & Sons, Dunlop

One of the Ayrshire implement and machine makers and agents from the early twentieth century onwards was Robert Howie & Sons, Newmill, Dunlop. By 1927 the business referred to itself as grain and timber merchants. From the mid 1920s it undertook the trades of an agricultural implement maker, agricultural implement manufacturer and an ironfounder. By 1955 ts activities included agricultural, grain, feeding stuffs and seed merchants.

The business exhibited at the Highland Show between 1922 and 1966, usually with a small exhibition. It also sporadically advertised in the agricultural press, in the North British Agriculturist (then farming News) and Scottish farmer from 1925 until 1968.

The photographs were taken at the Ayrshire vintage rally, July 2016.