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


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 1000 Full, Labour and Private members. Turnover is around £7 million.  There are now 8 rings in Scotland and 8 in England and Wales.



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



The 32nd Annual General Meeting of Borders Machinery Ring Ltd was held on Wednesday 6th November at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells
To read the Annual report from our Chairman Guy Lee - Click here



We are pleased to announce a new partnership with local company Borderlink Ltd who specialise in Highspeed Broadband, CCTV and Sensor Technologies - 5% BMR MEMBER DISCOUNT

If you are frustrated with poor Broadband speeds or are thinking about increasing security on you premises with CCTV this could be a solution for you.

Click on the link below to fill in an initial enquiry form or contact the BMR office on 01896 758091 for further information.


As a Co-op it is important that BMR have regular feedback from our members. We would appreciate if you could take 5-10 minutes of your time to complete the survey at the link below. It is crucial that we
know what services you may require in the future and as a member (and therefore owner) it is also important that you understand what we can offer you.

All members who complete the survey and provide their name will be
entered into a prize draw for two hospitality tickets to Kelso races.




MACHINE HIRE -Nixon Ltd offer BMR members exclusive machine hire rates. We have many other hire companies supplying BMR members with exceptional rates-so do give the office a call.

HAY/HAYLAGE/SILAGE/STRAW - Please let the BMR office know if you have any hay, haylage, silage or straw available. We will list and match up with member requests where ever possible.

FERTILISER - Requirements - Contact BMR for a competitive quote.  Delayed payment terms available.

GRASS & FORAGE SEED - Competitive Seed Prices. - SAC Recommended Varieties

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

TOYOTA FLEET DEAL -  Discounts on Toyota Hilux, Landcruiser, Rav 4 and many other cars across the range.
Discounts also available on Mitsubishi, Nissan and other makes.  Phone Sarah for further details.

LIVESTOCK POSITIONS - Please see 'Situations Vacant' for posts or call BMR to register your availability for stock work.

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


If you are interested in finding out more for the 2020 scheme as a candidate or mentor please contact Michael at BMR for more information on 01896 758091

Our fellow machinery ring Ringlink up in North East Scotland has over the last 5 years pioneered a Land-Based Internship Programme to address the difficulties of recruiting young people into the rural sector. The work-based scheme is run in collaboration with Borders College and SRUC over 26 weeks including a 2 week residential induction which involves a range of activities and certified training. Farmer mentors play a crucial but rewarding role on the placement with a huge responsibility not only providing the young person with practical knowledge but providing an environment to encourage a good work ethic as well as social and communication skills.

Pre-Apprenticeship Format:

DEVELOPMENT: Programme starts in June with a 3 week induction

TRAINING COURSES: Up to £1500 of training, an element tailored to individual needs

MENTORING: 26 weeks full-time employment, typically working 40hrs per week on a suitable rural business

HANDS ON APPROACH: Earn while you learn in the rural sector. Payment in accordance with Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)

Ringlink Scotland:

Please find link to Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs, Hub, Jobs and Careers in the Rural Sector

Lantra Podcast - An Interview with a Past Mentor

If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme either as a candidate or a farmer mentor please let us know at the BMR office on 01896 758091

Candidate Application Form


For our training schedule, please visit the training page or contact BMR to check course availability.

Offering City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in Transport of Animals for short & long journeys - Call the BMR office to book.



HAVE YOU TRIED OUR APP? Order fuel, submit jobs done, let us know you are looking for work, request copy invoices. See the list of upcoming training courses! Includes Driver CPC starting in May and pesticides -spray operator training in June. Download from the App Store or Google Play

The Scottish Machinery Ring Association Retrospective Rebate Scheme provides a rebate over and above any agreement between the purchaser and their dealer. Farmers continue to negotiate with their supplier and come to their own agreement when they buy a tractor or any other Case IH machinery from a recognised CaseIH dealer. Then send a copy of all appropriate paper work to the BMR office. This paperwork must depict the relevant serial number for CaseIH auditing purposes. These copies must be dated for the year in which the claim is made. Details of what exactly is required are available from the BMR Office This annual scheme runs from the 1st December to the 30th November inclusive

Competition deadline now extended to Agriscot Event at Ingliston in November. 

Scheme Details - Click Here

Case IH Workwear - Available at your local dealer - Click Here




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

Meeting rooms for Hire-seating for up to 25 theatre style, or 12 at individual tables.

High Speed Broadband, Good Parking, Meeting Room Facilities

BMR App now available! Please download from Apple or Google Play. Follow the instructions to set up for quick links. You can book your fuel quickly using the BMR App on your phone.


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 Self-Hire for Harvest

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

Invoicing your timesheets - this is done every week, so do send these in as soon as completed. Please address any invoice related query to

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

  • Fuel Issues
    Fuel Filter Problems throughout UK
  • BMR Member Survey

  • Community Defibrillators
    Defibrillators are often found in Community venues. They are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs check the heart rythm..
  • Supreme Catch & Cover Crops
    Use Catch Crops to provide fast nutritious out of season forage Dry Matter. Also acting as a break crop for grass.
  • BMR Grass seed brochure 2019
    BMR has a range of agricultural grass & forage seed mixes. Organic, equestrian & sports grass seed also available.
  • HSE Farm Visits
    HSE is carrying out farm visits. Take the opportunity to prepare by visiting the HSE website for useful tips


Weather in your area

Use the drop-down menu below to find your closest town. (pop-ups must be enabled)

Becoming a BMR member

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