Thainstone Centre,
North-East Scotland

Thainstone Centre is, amongst other things, the main hub for the buying and selling of livestock in the north-east of Scotland. It's like a small protected space for the farming community once you get inside; you can buy barbed wire, get your haircut, take out some special insurance for your bull and tuck into stovies, beetroot and oatcakes in the café. There are three sale rings and from these come incredible sounds - the auctioneer, the beasts, the metal gates opening and closing, workers shouting. And there's the general buzz of the place as well.

Professor Peter Stollery

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Thainstone Centre
AB51 5XZ


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