Women and Agricultural Work – April 1915

(Not part of the Shanks column)
A scheme which has the support of the Scottish Board of Agriculture, has been devised by the Scottish Committee on Women’s Employment with a view to facilitating the recruiting of female labour for farm work and is now in operation.

The scheme of the Scottish Committee on Women’s Employment is essentially of the nature of an agency. A central station has been established to which available workers can be drafted from time to time and from which agricultural employers throughout Scotland can have their requirements conveniently and expeditiously met.

This “half-way house “ is situated in the vicinity of Auchterarder. A suitable building, including a large new dormitory with dining room and cooking place under the same roof has been equipped for the accommodation of workers as they arrive from the outlying districts from which most of them are recruited. A number are already in residence from Wick and Lewis.

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