Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • AS I write this, the sun is currently shining in Aberdeenshire, however, judging by the forecast the days ahead will bring an abrupt end to a fairly settled spell that has produced a flurry of field work.

  • I SUPPOSE this month's column is a bit of a milestone as it is 40 years since I wrote my first article for The Dairy Farmer, which had a UK coverage but no Scottish input.

  • LAST month, the South of Scotland and Borders Valuers Association held their agm.

  • IT MIGHT just have been me, but I felt some goose-bumps of recognition when the news of the closure of the UK’s steel plant at Port Talbot broke last week.

  • I GUESS we should be grateful that the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, finally got involved in the BPS debacle. 

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, – Struan Cochrane (letter April 23) is so right to highlight the enormously adverse effect which some protected birds and animals are having on ground nesting birds and waders. 

  • SIR, - It is still on the statute book that it is a hanging offence to steal sheep!

  • Cameron's underhand tactics SIR, - As Prime Minister David Cameron attempts the final throw of the dice, by pleading with President Obama to convince British voters to stay in the EU, this belies the desperate underhand tactics to which Cameron will stoop to keep the British population in an ever more dictatorial, impoverishing Brussels entrapment, of escalating EU integration, if Britain votes to stay in the EU, on June 23.

  • SIR, - I came to farm in Scotland just over 26 years ago.

  • SIR, - The Scottish Government has promised radical land reform and that we are only at the beginning of a long road.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • IF THERE are ever sweets on the table of a European Commission meeting, there could be only one possible choice.

  • AS MILK production peaks across Europe, some depressing facts are becoming even more stark.

  • PREPARE over the coming weeks to learn a lot more about South America and in particular the Mercosur countries negotiating a new trade deal with Europe.

  • Since pollsters got the Scottish referendum and General Election result so wrong we have all become distrustful of surveys. 

  • IT IS tempting to conclude that if some members of the European Parliament entered a team in an international contest, they would want their players to have one hand tied behind their back. 

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