Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • 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.

  • Gala WATER is a busy place these days.

  • I CAN only guess it's a bit like getting a wee tax rebate or chancing upon some loose change in one of the recesses of the pick-up when you need to pay for parking - you know it's not going to be the makings of a fortune but small things are sometimes enough to brighten what might otherwise have been a glum day.

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - I attended one of the many local meetings being held across Scotland on the Referendum providing answers for a confused public.

  • SIR, - After reading the article by Robert Gilchrist (knowledge transfer specialist with QMS), I felt both humiliated and extremely angry.

  • SIR, - Are farmers really so feeble-minded that they can be influenced by the declared voting intentions of the NFUS old geezers from the Yes and No Thanks camps?

  • SIR, - Re your article on QMS new initiative on knowledge transfer.

  • SIR, - Agriculture and the internationally-acclaimed food and drink industry are key strengths of the Scottish economy.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • 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.

  • IN AN era of UK devolution, the minister at Defra is less important than when all policy was set by London.

Farmer Right-hand Column