Despite the poor year Orkney farmers have had, they have still been doing their bit to help raise awareness of breast cancer. Here is Scott Sclater out wrapping bales in the campaign's striking pink plastic for S and J Sclater, at Lower Hobbister in Stenness
Sir, - Many times it has been reported in The SF the dismal weather the islands and in the West of Scotland have suffered, and how poor the crop we are going to harvest this year is to feed our livestock.
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon and CabSec Richard Lochhead donned their wellies on Wednesday to visit Hamish Dykes' sheep farm at South Slipperfield, West Linton, and hear straight from farmers' mouths about the crisis gripping the industry.
UPDATED GUIDANCE on how to conduct farm rent reviews has been issued in the joint name of the three organisations most concerned with the thorny issue - NFU Scotland, Scottish Land Estates and the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association.
Robbie Lennox, a well-known sheep farmer, councillor, company director and long-serving Church of Scotland elder whose fund-raising skills helped to save one of Scotland's most famous 'wedding churches' on the Banks of Loch Lomond, has died, aged 90.
George LACKIE Skea, who was a familiar figure in the diverse fields of farming, Scottish Country Dancing, funeral undertaking and buying and breeding Clydesdale horses, has died peacefully at his home in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, aged 94.