Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • I WAS going to say that it's not often that the farming community could have given some advice to the Prime Minister - but I guess there's likely to be a lot of people out there who would argue that the world might be a better place if we could do this on a daily basis.

  • I NOTICED Hugh heading out of the steading the other morning with a bottle of calcium and a syringe, not a usual sight around the longest day.

  • "The Royal Highland Show is over for another year, and what a show it was.

  • IS Scottish farming facing its worst financial crisis in a lifetime?

  • It is maybe an indication that we Border folk don't take our politics very seriously that in my youth our MP sat for 12 years in the House of Commons and only spoke once.

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - Your list of land reform measures (Land reform begins, 27th June) currently being taken forwards seems to miss the most fundamental aspect of all.

  • SIR, - Your headline 'Land reform' - how many people can remember the Shucksmith report?

  • SIR, - It is worth highlighting that the default position of community land ownership, if a community body fails - as far as I'm aware - is that the land title reverts to Scottish ministers.

  • SIR, - If I could comment on the resignation of Mr Jim Paice as Chairman of First Milk, he has had a fair grilling and a lot of criticism from hard pressed members in the last six months or so since we have slid into a situation where we are receiving a milk price which is a joke.

  • SIR, - Myself and fellow members of the Maternal Sheep Group strongly support the views of the anonymous author of the letter 'Wrong focus for Blackie breeding' (May 30), written in reply to Jim Walker's opinion piece the previous week.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

Farmer Right-hand Column