Many of Scotland’s farms have their names made into attractive signs posted at their entrances. I’ve often thought I should try and collect photographs of them.
The other day my mum and I were out for a walk near the town of Alyth in Perthshire, along a small road that cuts through Strathmore Golf Course. Across the road from the clubhouse stood a farm sign featuring a horse and ploughman, bearing the name ‘Leroch’.
No longer a working farm, Leroch is currently up for sale as a residential development site. A road to the left of the trees in the photograph below leads down to the old farm buildings, which are attractively situated on one side of the golf course.
A little further on we came to a working farm, featuring another commonly seen farm animal. The sign refers to ‘farms’ plural; presumably at least one of the businesses involves cattle of some sort.
It was a very cold afternoon, but beautifully sunny. The low angle sunlight made the countryside glow.