Discover the history of Netherton Tractors Ltd.

1987

February 13, 1987

1987

Netherton Tractors Limited came into being in 1987 under the leadership of Harry Barclay Snr, father of the current Managing Director Harry J. Barclay. Based at the original Aberlemno site it quickly became one of Scotland’s leading agricultural agencies for equipment sales and services, operating in Angus and Kincardine.

1995 – Finavon

February 13, 1995

1995 – Finavon

In 1995, having outgrown the site at Aberlemno, the company moved to a custom built dealership on the old Tollmuir sawmill 1.75-hectare site next to the A90 dual carriageway, the main east coast route from Perth via Dundee to Aberdeen.

The site has three main adjoining buildings, each measuring 43m by 18m containing workshop, parts department, fabrication/blacksmith shop, sales and administration offices, display area and covered storage. There is ample outside storage at both the front and the rear of the buildings with vehicle access around the buildings and loading bays at the rear for 40ft artics and droptail lorries.

1998 – Rose Award – Charlie Murray

February 13, 1998

1998 – Rose Award – Charlie Murray

In 1998 Netherton Tractors mechanic Charlie Murray was awarded the honour of John Deere Technician of the Year, the first time the annual “ROSE” award had gone to Scotland.

2008 – Fife John Deere Franchise – Glenrothes

February 13, 2008

2008 – Fife John Deere Franchise – Glenrothes

Netherton Tractors was awarded the John Deere franchise for the Fife area in 2008.  A temporary base was used until the purpose built premises was completed in 2011 at the Southfield Industrial Estate in Glenrothes, officially opening in 2012.

25 Years

February 13, 2012

25 Years

In 2012 Netherton Tractor celebrated 25 years in business and continuing association with John Deere.  Seven of the current employees were working for Netherton Tractors on the opening day in 1987.

2013

February 13, 2013

2013

September 2013 saw a visit to our Glenrothes site from senior John Deere management and a selection of customers.

2015

February 13, 2015

2015

General Manager Garry Smith, John Deere C.E.O. Sam Allen, and Managing Director Harry Barclay.