A family run farm and its interrelationships, a rare commodity nowadays.
The Scottish Word:


“I think he’s jist thrawn, there’s nae benefits o stooks ower big roond bales.”


stooks: tied bundles of cut straw (sheaves) stacked – as in 10 to 12 lent against each other – in groups with the grain to the top in a field to dry. The binder pulled by the horse that cuts and binds the crop can be seen in the background. The one I knew had been adapted to be pulled by a tractor.

“I think he’s just very very stubborn, there is no benefit of stacks of sheaves over big round bales.”

The Scottish Word: stook with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

1 thought on “Stook.

  1. I remember seeing the horse and binder working in the fields, stooks being stacked,
    hay stacks being pulled on to a bogey and hitching a ride to the stack-yard. This was in
    County Durham the early fifties. Thanks for taking me back!

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