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  • LAND OWNERSHIP in Scotland is too concentrated, and some of the difficulties that have arisen in recent years are a direct consequence of that fact - so our landowners should not suppose that they have yet heard "the last word" on land reform in this country.

  • FORMER NFU Scotland vice president Peter Chapman will be meeting next week with Fergus Ewing, the new cabinet secretary for rural economy and connectivity, to demand that the Scottish Government instigate a full public inquiry into its flawed farm support computer system.

  • CARROTS being lifted from the ground.

  • A GLIMMER of hope on the milk front came this week with claims that the world dairy commodity market has gone as low as its going to go.

  • FARMERS now have an extra two weeks –until June 15, 2016 – to apply for a share of up to £45 million support for the beef sector.

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  • FIVE teams put their culinary skills to the test at the recent SAYFC Highland Region country cook competition, held at Fortrose Academy, where only two points separated the top two teams.

  • MORE than 250 members turned out for a night of fun and games at the East Region 'Big Night Out' at the Young Farmers Centre at Ingliston last weekend,

  • SCOTT Wilson ended his year-long term as National chair of Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs on a high thanks to a continuous increase in membership, the re-establishment of clubs and funding for additional training.

  • LADIES were to the fore at the recent SAYFC North Region agm, when Lynne Macarthur stepped up to take on the role of chairman for the coming year with Kim Taylor elected as vice-chairman.

  • TWO Davids have taken on the top two roles at the head of the East Region following the recent agm at the Young Farmers Centre, Ingliston, where retiring chairman Jane Orr led the formal proceedings.



  • ONE OF Fife's most prominent businessmen, who was also a leading breeder of Aberdeen-Angus cattle, has died at the age of 83.

  • Scotland has lost one of its most knowledgeable grassland experts following the death last month of Marshall Morrison.

  • The death has occurred of Hugh R Neilson, who was secretary of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, then based at 17 Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen, from 1954 until 1963.

  • Following a short stay in a local hospital, well-known hill farmer and shepherd, Jim Brown, has passed away.

  • With the death of Ian Galloway, Scotland has lost one of its leading businessmen and the Scottish red meat industry one of its most innovative and progressive operators.

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