are The Friends of Ellisland?
In 1929 the Ellisland Trustees took on the task of maintaining
the farm for the British nation. Over the years they carried
out a major refurbishment of the farmhouse and steading before
entrusting the day to day management of the farm to a local
voluntary body which they named The Friends of Ellisland. We
are pleased to be their managers and to have their continued
The farmland is let out annually and the income passed to the
Friends to ensure public access and maintenance of the facilities.
Thanks to our tireless Curator, Les Byers, and a loyal membership
the steading buildings are now in use and new displays of farming
equipment of a bygone age are being developed.
We continue to collect old implements and tools to extend our
collection. Following an article in the Sunday Post we had a
tremendous response from farmers all over Scotland. Considering
the only farm feature was one faulty cart wheel when we took
over, the place now has a captivating atmosphere of a farm as
well as ensuring that the rich heritage of older farming methods
and vintage tools is not lost in Dumfries & Galloway. If
you have an old piece of equipment we hope you will think of
us as a good home.
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