Food and clothing are two of the necessities of life. The search for these essentials was the main concern of the early hunter-gatherers, and remains that of today's farmers. The development of agriculture in the south-west of Scotland has changed the lives of the rural population over the years from that of serfdom to one of farming excellence. The exploitation of the land and successive changes in agricultural practices has proved a success in the region with dairy products, cattle and potatoes from the area becoming famous nationwide.
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