Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • THE REFERENDUM on September 18 is not an election, it is not about throwing out an unpopular Government, it is a vote to break up 300 years of working together as one of the most successful family of nations the world has seen.

  • LOOKING TOWARDS the Independence Referendum, I would ask farmers to examine closely what it means for their business and their rural community.

  • I REMEMBER back when I was a kid we used to play a game which involved being asked a seemingly endless round of questions, the aim of which was to answer them without using the words 'yes' or 'no'.

  • When I was in New Zealand 10 years ago, news coverage seemed to largely ignore international events that didn't impact on New Zealand directly.

  • It has come to that time of year again when the longest day has passed and the dark nights start to draw in.

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - The front page picture of the veteran 'No Thanks' brigade certainly roused the passion of the young Scandi/Scots who have an occasional habit of descending in droves on Aith; usually when the bulk of the work is done.

  • SIR, - The four past NFUS presidents suggest that all will be fine with Scottish farming once we are firmly ensconced as members of the EU, which may take a year or two, but will cause no concern because Mr Swinney will 'look after us' during the interim period.

  • SIR, - I have been a supporter of independence all of my life, initially probably as a feeling of being a patriotic Scot.

  • SIR, - I find the correspondence in The SF interesting.

  • SIR, - I know why you are declaring your opinion on September 13 and it will be for 'Yes', so that Better Together will have no input before the vote.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • WHEN THE European Commission was reforming the CAP it promised a less bureaucratic and more flexible policy.

  • POLITICIANS ARE often judged by how they respond in a crisis - and as he battles to secure a second term as farm commissioner, Dacian Ciolos has been handed a huge economic and political crisis, in the shape of the Russian ban on food imports.

  • FIFTY OR even 20 years ago things in agriculture were a lot more simple.

  • THERE IS some truth in the old adage that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

  • FOR AN industry reliant on long term decision making, 10 years is not a long time.

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