Group of thousand-gallon cows, Woodilee, 1935
Did you know that Glasgow Corporation used to run its own dairy farms?
After the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, the Public Health Department of the Corporation took ownership of the three farms supplying milk to Woodilee, Gartloch and Hawkhead hospitals. It also ran Hazeltonhead and Brackenhirst farms. All these dairy farms were under the control of a Farms Manager who was helped at each location by an Assistant Farm Manager.
The milk produced on the Corporation dairy farms was pure and safe. These were essential qualities given that the milk supplied hospitals and was also used in the Corporation’s child welfare initiatives.
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