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 9 rings in Scotland and 8 in England and Wales.


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

Due to the busy schedule planned in the next few weeks there will be a regular update here.

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



CHRISTMAS HEATING OIL & GAS! Order now and beat the rush..Call, email or order via the BMR App

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.

Scheme Details - Click Here

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

BMR AGM 2018


PRE - APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME - Scottish Government Funding approval for National Roll Out

BMR can offer 5 placements for the Scheme in 2019.   We are now recruiting Candidates and Business Mentors for intake in June 2019.  Please contact 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 SRUC over 26 weeks including a 3 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)

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




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

STRAW WANTED - January 2019 - Wheat or Barley 4x4's or Big Squares



Scottish Borders Council have just released the Main Issues Report (MIR). This is the first stage of the new Local Development Plan 2 consultation process which will steer development in the Borders until 2026. This stage is crucial in terms of public consultation as it presents a key opportunity for landowners to promote potential development land. It is vital that engagement is made at an early stage as the process is increasingly ‘front loaded’.

The deadline for making representations to the MIR is the 31st January 2019. BMR Member Ferguson Planning based in Galashiels can help you through the process with a 10% discount for Members. Click Here for more info


WINTER GRAZING REQUIRED-please call if you have suitable grazing for sheep from now through to March. Good fencing and water supply essential. Temporary fencing could be an option. 

STRAW - If you are looking for extra straw or forage this year, please let the BMR office know so we can add you to the database.  We currently have Barley straw available at a delivered price.  Contact Sarah or Michael at BMR.

GEESE A PROBLEM? Check our news items.


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

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



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

Office Space  - All units now let

Meeting rooms for Hire

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
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

  • Feeding prolific ewes and want a good quality complimentary feed?
    Feeding prolific ewes is an exacting job and research favours high bypass protein
  • HSE Farm Visits
    HSE is carrying out farm visits. Take the opportunity to prepare by visiting the HSE website for useful tips
  • Training schedule February & March 2019
    Please find upcoming courses; do check and call asap to book..
  • Land Based Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme - National Roll Out

  • Christmas heating requirements!
    Place your heating oil & gas orders now and make sure the family is cosy over Christmas
  • Hire of small tools-great deals for BMR members
    BMR members can access great deals on hire machinery, plant and small tools


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