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  • WORKING with farmers with regards to flood defences is now a priority according to Scottish Environment Protection Agency chief executive Terry A'Hearn.

  • A RARE consensus has been achieved between conservationists and gamekeepers, with the publication this week of the new 'Understanding Predation' report.

  • WITH lambing season approaching and reports of dog attacks on sheep increasing, the National Sheep Association and the RSPCA have teamed up to urge dog owners to take extra care around livestock.

  • LANDOWNERS who allow foxhunts to cross their land could be held to account for any wildlife crime committed during those hunts.

  • A GULF is opening up between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' of the Scottish dairy sector.

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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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