• By Dave McFadzean

    Tucked away in quiet corner of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, in Bonnie Galloway, is a really remarkable farming enterprise. Barstobrick Visitor Centre sits at the heart of a multi-faceted venture run by the Austin family.

  • It’s THE start of a new farming year and the isolation of remote island farming is being felt.

  • In THE world of sheepdog trialling, most big wins will go unnoticed by the 'outside world' but for Ian Brownlie, a multi-Scottish National and International winner, his most recent successes have resulted in a lot more interest in this traditional sport.

  • ANTICIPATION IS in the air at The Scottish Farmer, as we prepare for our annual Burn’s Supper next week.

  • By Karen Carruth

    Even the most enthusiastic home cook would think twice about making their own terrines or pates and why would you bother when Sarah Redman is making a fantastic range right here in Scotland!

  • Being offered the chance to go to one of Scotland’s finest stately homes to take part in a clay shoot was not an opportunity to be missed.
    As shooting becomes a more popular pastime for ladies, whether it is on the back of Team GBs success at the Olympics, or whether ladies have realised that shooting is not just for tweed clad Americans visiting the home of their ancestors.
    Whatever has prompted the upturn in popularity, when you get the gun in your hand and take aim, the only word for the mood of the day is addictive.

  • Ronnie Wilkie, 70, of Tillyboy, near Echt in Aberdeenshire, has spent his life breeding pedigree Suffolk sheep, and now farms mixed breeding sheep and cattle – now with a passion for racehorses thrown in.
    Known for communicating in the Doric dialect, he has been farming since 1963 and is now is in the early stages of starting a new Suffolk flock – his foundation ewe is already in residence.
    Ronnie is famed for his sheep dressing skills and has been teaching youngsters for many years his tricks of the trade.

  • There is no more thoughtful a gift than something that is unique and personal.

  • The IMAGE of a walled garden is of an environment that shelters and supports plants, but Gardening Leave, a charity which works with veteran service men and women, uses the security of a walled garden to support the people working in the garden.

  • Most farmers can claim to be handy men, such is the vast range of skills that you must be able to turn your hand to.