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  • PORT OF Menteith farmer Mark Donald has been elected as chairman of NFU Scotland's New Generation Committee.

  • MORAG BROWN from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer, is the latest SRUC student to win a Norvite scholarship as part of the partnership between the company and college.

  • THE ROYAL Northern Agricultural Society's latest on-farm event is set to attract thousands of country lovers to a family day out at Uppermill Farm, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, on Sunday, May 29, and the following day when school parties are being invited to visit the farm.

  • SCOTLAND'S FARMERS are asking the public to avoid the use of sky lanterns during their Chinese New Year celebrations.

  • WITH JUST three weeks left to enter the world-famous British Pie Awards 2016, Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI have been confirmed as event sponsors for the eighth consecutive year.

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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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