• Following a successful trial, Seafari Adventures and the Scottish Seabird Centre officially launched the Forth Ferry for the 2016 season.

  • In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Ayrshire Country Link members gathered at The Portmann Hotel, in Kilmarnock, to present founder members, Jessie Farquhar, Jim Gray and Matt Steel, with an engraved crystal glass to mark the occasion.

  • IF YOU are going to challenge yourself, you might as well think big. William Wyllie and his wife Jill, of South Mossgiel, Mauchline, have just completed five marathons in five days in aid of charity.

  • THIS Farming Life, an agricultural documentary which featured on BBC2 over the course of three weeks, proved a huge hit within the farming community, and has had some great feedback ever since it aired.

  • Caroline and Ross Millar, long term rural tourism ambassadors, have just announced that their Angus-based business, The Hideaway Experience, has announced a £0.5 million investment in two new state of the art 'penthouse' suites for couples, on the family farm, near Auchterhouse.

  • Looking to stay in something a little different, then Mains Farm at Thornhill might have the answer with their latest project to transform an ageing Sea King helicopter, which once served on Royal Navy missions, into Scotland’s most unusual place to stay this summer.

  • THE Scottish Farmer newspaper is available as a listening service for those with visual impairment.

  • If you value quality woollen textiles with a historic prevenance, then Knockando Woolmill, based in northeast Scotland, is worth a look. Manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784, it is recognised as a unique part of Scotland’s manufacturing heritage and was awarded significant funding for its restoration.

  • New technology brings its advantages, but farmers who use drones must be aware of their responsibilities or risk being subject to legal action, an Edinburgh insurance expert has advised.

  • With the Greenfinch population dropping rapidly, birdcare brand, Peckish, is calling for householders to keep feeders and dining stations clean to help save these charming birds from a disease they are susceptible to, that is easily prevented.