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 930 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



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

Office Units on 1st Floor now available to rent.  2 rooms available. Sizes ranging from 110ft2 to 254ft2.  

All networked, High Speed Broadband, Double Glazed, Good Parking

Contact Michael Bayne for further details.






Please check the list of up coming training dates for scheduled courses.

Call the office if you would like to book a place or have other questions.


Aluminium Phosphide training-places available on

10th May at Tayforth Machinery Ring, Glenfarg, Perth

14th June at Cluny, Kirkcaldy.

A further course will be available in the Scottish Borders through the summer.

Assessment will be organised following training. Please call to book. 


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


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.


Harvest positions 2017

Are you searching for a harvest position or require harvest staff in 2017? Please complete our contact form on the 'Situations' page.


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. 

Competitive fertiliser prices now available-call Sarah with your requirements


Automated payments through the Ring

For the benefit of our members our payment terms to suppliers have changed to 28 days from date of invoice, providing monies are received from demanders. If you have any questions regarding this please call the office.


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

Always let us know any new contact details

  • Scottish Beef Association Event at Fans 8th June Scottish Beef Association Event at Fans 8th June
    Visit Fans Farm, Earlston for the SBA Beef Event on 8th June 2017
  • Woodwaste fines for animal bedding Woodwaste fines for animal bedding
    Woodfines can make a good substitute for straw bedding. Various grades are available, call BMR to see a samples
  • Investigating & looking after soil health Investigating & looking after soil health
    The first of three FAS meetings to investigate soil health, discussing fertilisers, FYM & organic matter
  • Transport of Animals for Short Journeys
    The Certificate of Competence in Transport of Animals is required to renew your Transporter Authorisation with Animal Health
  • Knapsack sprayer training in Earlston Knapsack sprayer training in Earlston
    You can train locally in the Scottish Borders. Here we are running a Lantra hand held applicator course
  • Leader House History
    The new BMR office has a long history in Earlston, starting as Leader Terrace for mill workers


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