Jim Cochrane has shared some more photos of Calderside Farm Steading in the 1980s.
He told me, “The rear of the farm between the red hayshed. This was the oldest part and dated from before 1700 . It was possibly the original house and small byre . The gable end was the end of the long byre and meal house where we housed the cattle cake etc, It was also the location of the original farm water supply being fed from a covered well in the middle of a field elsewhere on the farm . It was piped here and was a constant running supply all year round.”
The red corrugated iron shed was a traditional style hayshed. Built in 1969 by Ramsays of Elsrickle, it replaced a much older Mains of Glasgow one that was destroyed in a big storm in 1968. I think Mains were part of Sir William Arrolls and built these farm sheds all over Britain.”
Also pictured is the smelly dung midden! We didn’t work with slurry. It was beside an open cattle shed .