Borders Machinery Ring Limited

Leader House
Mill Road

BMR acts as an agent only and not as principal

T: 01896 758091
F: 01896 757036
Registered in Scotland
Reg No. SP02303R



BMR is a Co-op owned by its members and run for their advantage - To improve member profitability by providing services which reduce costs, improve efficiency, asset utilisation and manage risk.  Our main areas of business are Machinery Hire & Contracting, Labour Supply, Training, Farm Supplies, Utilities Procurement & Renewables


Borders Machinery Ring (BMR), the first Ring to be formed in the UK in February 1987 by 23 farmers and contractors.  Currently, there are over 970 Full, Labour and Private members. Turnover is around £6 million.  There are now 9 rings in Scotland and 8 in England and Wales.

CASE with big baler



Make BMR your first call for any farm or rural business service!


BARLEY FOR SALE - (Rolled or Whole)  Ex Duns Area or Haulage can be arranged 01896 758091

SILAGE FOR SALE - 4X4 Bales - Various locations

FERTILISER - Prices are still creeping upwards - Contact BMR for a competitive quote.  Delayed payment terms available.

STRAW WANTED - If you have straw available  please let us know.  Very Good Prices on Offer  01896 758091

FORD VEHICLE DEAL- great deals available on all Ford vehicles including commercial vans.

TOYOTA FLEET DEAL - Additional Discount has been added to our deal for Toyota Hilux and Rav 4 (Diesel) ordered & registered before 31st March 2018 (T & C's Apply)
Discounts also available on Ford, Mitsubishi and other makes.  Phone for further details.

LIVESTOCK POSITIONS - Lambing & general livestock positions to fill-see Situations above.

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER-Look out for our printed newsletter & 2018 Handbook in February.  

TELECOMS-Data Monitoring Guide -Avoid Billshock-exceeding your monthly data allowance will result in unwanted extra charges-learn how to monitor usage here

TRAINING DATES-A full schedule is planned for February 2018. It is essential to book in good time, at the latest, 2 weeks before courses run.

Undersubscribed courses are postponed.

Amongst the list is our highly recommended Emergency First Aid at Work +F course on Tuesday 1st May & Rodent Control on 2nd May (both classroom- based).

Please visit the training page for the full list of courses.



The BMR office is now within Leader House, Mill Road, Earlston, TD4 6DG.


Meeting rooms for Hire

High Speed Broadband, Good Parking, Meeting Room Facilities


For our training schedule in February 2018, please visit the training page.

Pesticides Refresher Courses Now Available from Lantra! You are now able to take Pesticides Refresher courses. Ideal for people employed in the agriculture or horticulture industries, responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides. They cover health & safety and legislation enabling operatives to work safely and effectively out in the field. These courses are for existing holders of certificates of competence, provides evidence of operatives CPD, and attracts BASIS CPD points. Call for details.

Certificate of Competence in Transport of Animals for short journeys-Farmers are now having to provide their Award number to renew their Transporter Authorisation with Animal Health. If you need to take this award, please get in touch. Tests can be organised at the office in Earlston, or within the BMR area for 10+ candidates. Animal Transport tests planned in Lanark during early March. Call to book.

BMR App now available! Please download from Apple or Google Play. Follow the instructions to set up for quick links. Let us know what you think.

Labour Wanted - Casual & Skilled Tractor Operators.  Full & Part-time positions available

If you are looking for work at present then please give us a call or upload you details and cv on our "Situations" page. 

Telehandler & Excavator Hire  - Exclusive rates for BMR Members with Nixon Hire

Nixon Hire is offering great hire deals exclusively through BMR on Telehandlers in sizes 5-17meters. Excavators also available 1.5t to 22t   Call us for more info!


Tractor Hire 

100hp - 300 hp Available 
Short & Long Term Hire
Trailers also available to suit your requirements  10 - 18t (with Full Road Kit)

Competitive fertiliser prices now available on UK Nitrogen.  Delayed Payment also available - Call Sarah with your requirements


Automated payments through the Ring

Improve your Cash Flow - BMR carries out a weekly invoice run on behalf of members.  Invoices are collected by Direct Debit and paid into your account by credit transfer on 28 days providing funds have been received from the demander.

If you would like to discuss BMR helping out with your invoicing just give us a call at the office on 01896 758091


Keep calling with your requests, updated services and your availability for work

Always let us know any new contact details

  • 10 good reasons to be part of a coop
    coop advantages; democratic, equally owned, encourage sustainability & resilience, sense of community
  • HSE & Lantra SHADS Event at Lanark Agricultural Centre
    BMR will be attending the HSE SHADS event on Friday 2nd February
  • Keep the water cycle running smoothly
    Scottish Water drains information leaflet
  • Staplelok from Hampton Staplelok from Hampton
    Intermediate Metal Post & Staple System
  • Preventing Billshock Abroad
    How to avoid excessive phone charges when overseas
  • BMR hosts Borders Safety Group for Fire Safety meeting
    Borders Safety Group met at BMR to receive a presentation from local Fire Enforcement Officers and discuss Fire Safety


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Becoming a BMR member

Our Membership is open to private householders as well as businesses, click here to find out more.