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 920 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.  5 rooms available. Sizes ranging from 112ft2 to 254ft2.  All networked, High Speed Broadband, Double Glazed, Good Parking
Contact Michael Bayne for further details.

The contact telephone number remains the same 01896 758091.


There will be a few open-day events for members, so please look out for these. 

Meeting rooms and offices for rent will be available from February. Any enquiries should be directed to Michael Bayne. 

Training in February-

We have a very full training calendar with spray operator awards, rodent control, First Aid, forklift/telehandler, ATV and tractor driving including instruction for junior candidates. There are spaces on courses and opportunities for other training with instructors pre-booked.

Take a look and call to reserve your place.  

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.

STRAW WANTED - Wheat & Barley Straw required - Big Square & 4x4 Rounds - Good Prices on Offer - Call the BMR Office to discuss 01896 758091



Farm sourced feeds -call to list your farm feeds


Lambing positions 2017

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

The Scottish Borders produces some of the best stock in the UK and lambing posts are many and varied. Do call early to get sorted out.


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

  • 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
  • BMR APP for Apple & Android
    BMR App now available with quick links for requests
  • Mole trapping course
    Enjoy the outdoors and looking for another source of income over the winter?
  • Preparing for winter weather
    As we approach winter, it is timely to review cold weather arrangements for workers


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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.