Farming in Wigtownshire

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by beeftug, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Danllan

    Danllan Member

    Location:
    Sir Gar / Carms
    :ROFLMAO:
     
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  2. brigadoon

    brigadoon Member

    Location:
    Galloway
    Lights blue touch paper and retires
     
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  3. Beowulf

    Beowulf Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I grew up in Ayrshire, which isn't a million miles from Wigtownshire (where I have relatives farming, and where my only exposure to farms was).

    I'll second the idea that it's in the middle of nowhere, and takes an age to get anywhere. It might as well be Mars in terms of travelling logistics.
     
  4. JP1

    JP1 Moderator

    Having travelled through Ayrshire , that's hardly fair........

    D&G doesn't have the mining communities either
     
  5. Beowulf

    Beowulf Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Not sure I understand what you mean. Sorry.
     
  6. JP1

    JP1 Moderator

    it can take an age to drive to parts of Ayrshire
     
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  7. Beowulf

    Beowulf Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Sorry for the confusion, but I meant Wigtownshire/D&G.

    It can still take an age to get through Ayrshire though, depending on origin and destination. It's a surprisingly big place!
     
  8. puppet

    puppet Member

    Location:
    sw scotland
    The travel issue is only if you want to go anywhere. You should not judge it by how long it takes to travel up from Suffolk or Wales. It takes a long time to drive from Galloway to London but that does not make London remote. The travel time per mile is much shorter here as there are no traffic lights within 25 miles and no parking charges. Most of my travel is within 5 miles of home here in Galloway and I could easily get all my inputs within 30 minutes drive. The farm for sale, however, is remote even by our standards but it means being more self-sufficient and resilient which can keep costs down. There are weeks go past that I could stay at home and it is the same down there.
     
  9. egbert

    egbert Member

    If someone suggests Chateau Egbert is a touch remote, I explain that it's the centre of the world....I can't help it if everyone else chooses to live in the middle of nowhere.
     
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  10. Beowulf

    Beowulf Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I suppose you're right, assuming you never want to see anything beyond your own eyesight.

    If you want access to the wider world, and products not available at the local Hick suppliers, then you need to look further afield.
     
  11. brigadoon

    brigadoon Member

    Location:
    Galloway
    Like on the internet maybe?:)
     
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  12. Beowulf

    Beowulf Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    They have the Internet in Wigtownshire? Who knew? :p
     
  13. JP1

    JP1 Moderator

    Always tickles me. You're not that far from places.


    Folks normally remark or moan how far away I live .........
     
  14. Cowmangav

    Cowmangav Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    I'm in the middle of Ayrshire and Edinburgh is 90 minutes ( Ingliston a few less ) away , Glasgow is 35-40 minutes.
     

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