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James and Hugh Black

James and Hugh Black

From their farm in Angus, father and son Hugh and James Black have supplied Albert Bartlett with potatoes for 10 years, including the Kestrel variety for Scotty Brand.

Theirs is one of the first arable monitor farms in Scotland. A monitor farm is a normal commercial farm, representative of a region, where the farmer opens up his business and decision-making to other local farmers. It is designed to give them all a chance to improve the profitability of their businesses by sharing experiences, seeking out the best practices on real farms, trying out new techniques, improving their business skills and generally enhancing their ability to farm successfully.