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Border Union Agricultural Society

Border Union Agricultural Society

13th Feb 2014
Colin McGregor General

Royal Highland Agricultural Society Long Service Medal

Richard Taylor receiving his RHASS Long Service Medal from The Duke of Roxburghe for 37 continuous Service at Milne Graden East Mains.

A Presentation Luncheon was held at Springwood Park for family, friends and fellow employees.

At the Luncheon 18 long Service Medal were Awarded accounting for 729 years’ Service.

Richard Taylor was born in 1952.

In 1960 aged 8 his family moved to Milne Graden East Mains.

Richard started his working life at Lennel Hill aged 15 for Dick Leitch until he was 24. He continued to live at Milne Graden East Mains.

In 1976 he went to work at Milne Graden East Mains for the late Jimmy Hunter.

In 1986 Robin Bell took over the Tenancy and Richard’s employment at MGEM.

The McGregor’s started a Contract Farming Agreement in 1999 with The Bell’s at MGEM and have employed Richard directly since 2001.

Milne Graden East Mains was sold in 2005 to Jonathan & Gina Maud and we have continued to farm it on their behalf since then.

Richard has worked at Milne Graden East Mains for 37 years for 3 employers.

Interestingly the farm he started his working career on – Lennel Hill – he is working on again. 9 years with Dick Leitch and 12 years with The McGregors.