Harvests Of The Soil

  |  Buy to Own: 06/09/2004
  |  62 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of five archive documentary films showing changing farming conditions in Scotland from the 1930s to the 1960s. 'Ayrshire Dairy Farmer' (1967) looks at the day-to-day running of a dairy farm. 'A Farm is Reclaimed' (1945) was produced by the Department of Agriculture and demonstrates a derelict farm being put back to use. 'Haymaking' (1934) looks at horse-drawn mowing. 'Harvests of the Soil' (1937) looks at the production of the potato, wheat and barley crops. Finally, 'Scottish Ploughman' (1955) looks at the daily routine of a ploughman at work.