SCOTTISH PRIME sheep and cattle showmen and women can kiss goodbye to competing at this year's world famous Smithfield Fatstock Show - staged at the East of England Showground, at Peterborough - following the decision to bring the two-day event forward a week.
A FIVE year plan of improvement was this week announced by the LiveScot organisers, stating that the event's governing body would engage with more stakeholders, embrace new knowledge and technology to try to give direction to all of Scotland's farming sectors.
TWO WEEKS from today, farmer Jon Birchall, who is terminally ill with kidney cancer, will start a 5000 mile motorbike journey around the coast of mainland Britain to raise money for the kidney cancer charity, the James Whale Fund.
SCOTTISH TRANSPORT minister Derek Mackay met with dairy farmers on Bute this week to discuss subsidised ferry transport for milk tankers as a way of assisting beleaguered milk farmers on Bute and Gigha.
Robbie Lennox, a well-known sheep farmer, councillor, company director and long-serving Church of Scotland elder whose fund-raising skills helped to save one of Scotland's most famous 'wedding churches' on the Banks of Loch Lomond, has died, aged 90.
George LACKIE Skea, who was a familiar figure in the diverse fields of farming, Scottish Country Dancing, funeral undertaking and buying and breeding Clydesdale horses, has died peacefully at his home in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, aged 94.