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  • SUPERMARKETS across Scotland are being urged to reposition fresh milk as a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks.

  • GLYPHOSATE'S future was hanging in the balance this week, as a long-awaited EU-level discussion over whether or not the herbicide should be reauthorised for agricultural use ended in stalemate.

  • FOOD Standards Scotland has appointed Professor Norval Strachan as its first chief scientific adviser.

  • EAST LOTHIAN farmer John Meikle has pledged to tackle the 500 mile North Coast route in a tractor to raise money for RSABI’s ‘Help us help them’ campaign. 

  • MORE Scottish milk will find its way onto the shelves of the Morrisons supermarket chain from this week onwards.

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  • 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.

  • A SELL out crowd applauded some exceptional performances at the SECC Armadillo, Glasgow, last weekend, when members of SAYFC's West Region took to the stage for their Talent Spot final.



  • 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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