Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
NFU SCOTLAND has broadly welcomed the recommendations for further devolved powers for Scotland as unveiled by Lord Smith of Kelvin this morning this week.
WITH THE threat of more milk price cuts hanging in the air, Farmers For Action has pledged to intensify protest action in the run up to Christmas - but it won't be happening in Scotland.
"I am absolutely delighted and honoured to serve in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's new Cabinet as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment.
FARMERS IN the central belt have attended a meeting to discuss the potential impact fracking may have on their livelihoods.
CATTLE USED for conservation grazing by Forestry Commission Scotland have been sold to a top price in Oban.
YOUNG Farmer members left the first ever Agricultural and Rural Affairs conference with a lot of information and ideas on the topic 'Precision in Practice' to take home to their own farming business.
AN initiative in partnership with Quality Meat Scotland and Campbell Dallas Chartered Accountants was launched, giving members the chance to win up to £1000 to develop an innovative idea.
REPRESENTATIVES from major sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland and Massey Ferguson provided the after dinner entertainment on both evenings of the conference, and were full of praise for the association.
HELD in Nairn over the weekend, the North Region speechmaking competition saw an impressive five junior teams forward and a sole senior team.
THE recent East Region big weekend saw 53 delegates head to Aviemore for a weekend full of fun and games.
Professor Brian J Chambers, head of the ADAS Soils and Nutrients Group, died suddenly and unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday August 30.
The farming community has lost a stalwart of the British Friesian world as William McKendrick passed away suddenly on June 6, 2014, aged 81.
Margaret Campbell Alexander (née Fleming) died on February 6, aged 91.
THE FARMING community and the industry that reports on it, have been stunned by the death of Joe Watson, the farming editor of The Press and Journal, at the age of 43.
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.