• SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL leadership veterans gathered near Stirling this week to back the campaign for a 'No' vote in the Independence Referendum.

  • CAMPAIGNERS FOR a 'No' vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum will unveil their own team of ex-NFUS presidents at an event scheduled for UA's Stirling Agricultural Centre next Tuesday.

  • TEAM TSF will once again be running, cycling, kayaking and walking the length of the Great Glen to raise funds for RSABI.

  • "THIS SUMMER, I have been out and about at agricultural shows the length and breadth of Scotland, speaking to farmers and crofters about their plans for the future.

  • DEFRA'S LATEST secretary of state Elizabeth Truss this week announced further details of what the new CAP greening rules will mean for English farmers.

  • IT IS time for a re-think of Scotland's goose management regime, an influential cross party committee within the Scottish Parliament has told the government.

  • A RALLYING call for all sectors in the malting barley supply chain to join forces and ensure the sector's continued growth and wellbeing was issued this week.

  • VOTING 'YES' to Scottish independence would have 'no downside' for Scottish farming, it has been claimed - but voting 'No' and staying under the control of Westminster will leave the industry on course for disaster.

  • RURAL CRIME cost the Scottish economy an estimated £1.9m last year, with thieves targeting quad bikes, tools and fuel.

  • TORRENTIAL RAIN - the remnants of Hurricane Bertha - caused chaos across the north of Scotland this week, as a month's rain fell in the space of just a few hours and brought farming in some areas to a complete stop.

  • RUSSIA'S BAN on imports from the European Union will have a limited effect on Scottish red meat and whisky producers, but could hit other sectors.

  • Stuart Fotheringham and Ian Campbell manhandling their Aberfeldy Show sheep champion Ref:KK09081400

  • THERE CAN be 'no excuses' for old season New Zealand or Australian lamb taking up valuable shelf space in Scottish stores at this time of year, supermarkets have been warned.

  • A MAJOR advertising campaign extolling the virtues of in-season Scotch Lamb was launched this week by Quality Meat Scotland, with the ambitious target of reaching 90% of Scotland's adult population - more than 3.6 million people.

  • MUCH OF Scotland has been hit by heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.

  • PERTH SHOW has been forced to fence off the park it uses as its showground for three weeks after the event to ensure it is safe for public use.

  • FIRST MILK chairman Jim Paice should resign with immediate effect and take the rest of the co-op's board with him.

  • A GROUP of Scottish young farmers from Scotland are to travel to Argentina in December this year, for a study trip that will feed back information on South American production systems to HGCA's Scottish Monitor Farm programme.

  • TWO OF Scotland's major shortbread makers claim rising butter prices are making life 'difficult' for them - although official figures appear to counter their claims.

  • HILL WALKERS have been advised to check ahead for possible deer stalking talking place on Scotland's estates.