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Rare agricultural footage goes under the hammer

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A RARE collection of 22 digitised video clips showing scenes from Scotland's rural and agricultural heritage is going up for auction in Elgin this week.

The award-winning footage from the early 1900s has previously broadcasted internationally, including on a recent BBC Landward programme.

Running for 5 hours and 21 minutes, it showcases Clydesdale horse history and their role in agriculture, seed sowing 1940s-style using the fiddle, typical rural school circa 1950s, and the start of the harvest in the 1960s, among many other videos of Scottish rural life.

A still image from one of the videos which forms part of the rare collection.
A still image from one of the videos which forms part of the rare collection.

The digital archive is being sold by Dr Don Carney of Carney Heritage Production Limited and was filmed in the North East of Scotland.

The successful bidder will obtain copyrights to the original video clips.

Aberdeen & Northern Marts will have 400 entries of wood-working tools, fish and field sports and rural antiques at the Elgin Auction Centre this Wednesday.

The sale starts at Elgin Auction Centre at 5pm, with viewing from 9am and online bidding is available on saleroom.com.

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