Farming machinery over the years has evolved from traditional horse and cart to the most snazziest of combine harvesters.
These 17 pictures of farming over the years will no doubt strike a chord with those who remember the New Holland D1000 and binders, or are simply fond of machines used on the fields.
A farmer using a scythe in 1948.
James Donald ploughs a furrow at Innes Home Farm near Elgin.
Carts in the process of switching from wooden wheels to tyred wheels – the second from the left still has wooden wheels.
The New Holland D1000 came out in 1989 and featured improved knotters and a hydraulically operated bale evacuation system.
Fred Halder operating what was once a common sight on farms – a binder.
Farmers make the most of sparse dry hours one weekend in 1989.
A farmer poses during the harvest.
Brothers Alan and Sandy Scott harvest a barley field at Newmill Farm, Fintray.
Another slow moving harvest back in 1937.
A slightly more colourful harvest in progress at Mr James Milton’s farm at Craibstone, Cullen. The Seafield estate can be seen in the background.
A dog accompanies this tractor while it works the fields.
This picture shows a revolutionary high output combine named the Dominator 116 harvesting a farm in Aberdeenshire. It was said at the time this machine was a system for the future.
Haymaking on the farm at Pitgersie, Newburgh.
14) 1992Former ploughman John Dickie with a 150-year-old turnip shawer.
Mr Donald Macdonald uses a pre-World War II Lister Cockshut plough on his shallow sandy soil in North Uist.
Black Isle crofter Mrs Elizabeth Kirk relives crofting methods from 100 years ago as she uses a seed barrow to plant corn at Tore Park.
Farmers at Colthill Farm take a well deserved break.