It's nearly time to moooove your clocks back an hour

Stuart Crosthwaite sets the time ready for Sunday morning, when we all need to turn our clocks back one hour. However, cows want to be milked at around 5:30am irrespective of daylight savings time. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN
Stuart Crosthwaite sets the time ready for Sunday morning, when we all need to turn our clocks back one hour. However, cows want to be milked at around 5:30am irrespective of daylight savings time. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Gundowring dairy farmer Stuart Crosthwaite will be among those winding back the clock at 3am tomorrow to mark the end of daylight saving.

While this represents the chance for an extra hour’s sleep for many people on the Border, Mr Crosthwaite will be up bright and early as his cows will need to be milked about 5.30am.

Meanwhile, firefighters are urging householders to check the batteries on their smoke alarms as part of switching back their clocks.