|In this biographical interview with Bill McCaig (b. early 20th century), he reflects on a lifetime in farming. Bill's father had Challoch farm at a time when most of the work was done by horses and the farm supported a sizeable community of workers and their children. Bill reckoned there were 36 people on Challoch when he was a child. There recalled that many farms could support a whole football team and said that there was often a bit of rivalry between farms of similar size. Mechanisation led to a substantial reduction in the number of people needed on the farm and Bill noted that it could be quite lonely on the farm in later times. He describes the work done in the past: crops, dairy work, pig work etc. and recalls the changing use of accommodation through the years. He remembered RAF officers being housed in the farm buildings, tramps who passed through and farm workers who squatted on the farm after the war and before new housing was provided for them in the towns. Other subjects covered in this interview include schooldays, religion, Stair Estates, curling and recreation and social life. Bill also recalls the Agnew family and remembers the local reaction to the cost paid to the artist for the now famous portrait of Lady Agnew portrait.