THERE IS strong political support for major land reform in Scotland - but politicians pressing for the redistribution of land may not have thought through the "unintended consequences" for the country's field sports sector.
BROTHERS BRUCE and George Walker, of Newton of Lewesk and Auchentarph, Old Rayne, Aberdeenshire, are this year's winners of the Royal Northern Agricultural Society's competition for the best growing cereal crop.
SANDIE KYDD is the new poster girl of the Scottish game sector, taking a starring role in a new charity calendar highlighting the female workers making their presence felt in a previously male-dominated industry.
PETER MATHESON purchased a vintage Massey Fergusson, named it ' Annie' and has now taken on the challenge of driving it from John O Groats to Lands End down to Dover, then across to Scandinavia up to Nordkapp to witness the Aurora Borealis.
AN ACTION packed schedule kept everyone busy at the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' centre during the Royal Highland Show, where the display of handicrafts boxes, photography entries, farm signs and new merchandise ensured the crowds kept rolling in.
AS THE crowds made their way from the tug of war finals in the cattle rings to the Young Farmers centre, last Saturday, to wait for the prize giving of competitions held over the weekend, the tension grew to see who would be winning this year's coveted Stockman of the Year title.
Ayrshire cattle breeder and rose grower supreme Janet McWilliam, who died recently at the age of 87, made her mark in life not just in those two fields of expertise but in the hearts of her loved ones and friends in Wigtownshire and beyond.