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Coupled support for sheep – what is on the table?

SCOTLAND’S SHEEP producers has been offered a new support scheme that could, if they accept it, redirect a portion of the  area payment budget towards supporting actual headage.

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End of a millinery era

Having featured Aberfoyle-based milliner, Clare Workman some thirteen years ago at the start of her business venture, we think it only right to feature a proper goodbye at the end of her creative career.

Clare works on her final creation

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Knitters paradise at Strathearn Fleece and Fibre

As is so often the case when thinking back to how a business began, Linda Gardner, who runs “Strathearn Fleece and Fibre”,  can say that none of it was really planned. 

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July 12th, 2014 - 'Dugless' Martin and 'The trials of sheepdog trialling'

"Now, don’t forget the dug in the morning!"

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July 5th, 2014 - A trial for Jasmine!

"There he goes – shed the wrong two again!"

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June 28, 2014 - Millisle fall out!!

"If it had been a mince round we could have left it as a roundabout!"

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June 21, 2014 - Red faced Gordon

"It’s the safest way we can send Mr Stewart home!"

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SRUC student graduation lists

This list is for SRUC students awarded degrees. Following the merger and establishment of SRUC the number of students completing HNC and HND courses has increased. SRUC will hold a separate graduation ceremony for them in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, on November 7, 2014.

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Hero to zero with just one point of difference

What is the collective noun for a bunch of grumpy agricultural journalists? Whatever it is, I am surrounded by it this week, as we come to terms with being beaten by one point by the National Farmers Union at the annual Kilbarchan Show cake competition.

Jacqueline's top decorated cake

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TSF triumph in cook off

The show down of the QMS cook off was billed as a Farming Media Head to Head, with The Scottish Farmer and Farmers Guardian taking part, and it proved to be great fun for both the ‘chefs’ and the audience.

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