Friday, 28 June 2013

New Interview Clip

A clip from an interview of Irene Brown, who worked as a milk tester for the Scottish Milk Records Association in the 1950s, has been added to the Study website.

 Milk Testers travelled from farm to farm across a district to, amongst other things, analyse the milk for butter-fat content and measure the volume of milk produced.  This was important work as it enabled farmers to monitor production and helped to increase yield.

Further interview clips will be added to the website on a regular basis.  We shall let you know via this blog and our Twitter feed when new material has been published.

Thursday, 13 June 2013


Our new Study website has now been published. 

We will be regularly adding further material drawn from fieldwork to the site.  Currently we have examples drawn from that fieldwork which give an insight into our activities and which show what we are uncovering about life and society across Dumfries and Galloway.

We would encourage you to have a look at the site and to get in touch with any comments you may have on its structure or content.