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  • DIRECTORS OF the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland this week gave their backing to a number of recommendations to curb drink-related misbehaviour at the Royal Highland Show.

  • REFORM of Scotland's farm tenancy law powered forward this week, as Holyrood's RACCE Committee approved the Agricultural Holdings section of the Land Reform Bill, setting the stage for its endorsement by the Scottish Parliament in a few weeks' time.

  • SUPPLY CHAIN abuses of power are happening right now - and what farmers need is action to curb supermarket power, not another talking shop on the issue.

  • SCOTTISH FARMERS need their BPS payments within the next two weeks to avoid further damage to their health, let alone their businesses.

  • JILL HUNTER has been appointed to the new role of assurance advisor for Quality Meat Scotland.

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Obituary

  • THE death of shepherd, George (Geordie) Watson, on November 16, 2015, deprived the Scottish Blackface sheep world of one of its most respected characters and many people from all over the country who packed Straiton Church for his thanksgiving service was testimony to that.

  • THE pedigree beef cattle world has lost one of its most respected and best known breeders - Drew Adam, of the Newhouse pedigree herds, based at Newhouse of Glamis, in Angus.

  • HAMISH SHIACH, former head of the engineering division of the old North of Scotland College of Agriculture and a past president of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, has died at the age of 90.

  • JOCK Allan, who passed away recently at the age of 92, was a noted pedigree dairy cattle and sheep breeder, but was also a well-known character in the true sense of the word.

  • ONE OF the leading figures in the post-war wholesale meat trade, Robin Young, has died at the age of 94.

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