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Strathdearn Community Website

JohnMacPhersonJohn tells of his life farming in the Strath from the use of horses to the present day.

He details conditions at home and on the farm and how closely folk lived and worked together.

He has some amusing tales of his experiences and also explains the many changes which have taken place in the farming world in the highlands.

[This interview was recorded on 14/11/2013 as part of the "Not So Long Ago" project. The interviewer is Sandra Day, assisted by Betty Watson]


Early Days at Home

Family. Work (1)

Family, Work (2)

School

Snow and Rabbits

Landlords and the Farm Today

Sundays

Market Forces

Mechanisation and the Horses Before

Tenant Farmers

Beef and Wool

Characters

Conclusion

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