Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • AS I write this, I am still struggling to come to terms with the events of Wednesday October 8, 2014.

  • FOR A pleasant change, the most enjoyable part of this summer has been the weather.

  • AFTER Hurricane Bertha the harvest finished quickly.

  • WELL, as I heard someone say on the radio this week, what's over and done with is never really over and done with - and I guess that could certainly be said of the Independence Referendum.

  • BY THE time you read this article on September 19, we could well know the outcome of the closely contested referendum for independence.

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - Having recently reviewed the Dairy Voluntary Code of Practice on Contractual Relations (VCoP), I was saddened to hear of the recent protests by dairy farmers - actions that have been all too common in recent years.

  • SIR, - It didn't take long for the main plank of the Yes campaign's argument, that we would be better with direct access to Europe, to be proved wrong.

  • SIR, - Once again I feel I have to reply to Tom Gray, He seems to write a lot of letters.

  • SIR, - As you may have expected, I could not agree with the entirety of Tom Gray's letter of October 11.

  • SIR - It comes as no surprise that 100% of respondents in your on-line poll believe that a Sea Eagle Management Scheme will not lead to a reduction in lamb predation.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • IT WOULD be an understatement to say things are not good in agriculture at the moment, and this is the case across the EU.

  • IF HIS performance as commissioner is as impressive as his appearance before the agriculture committee of the European parliament, Phil Hogan will be a popular choice for the job.

  • IT SEEMS an unlikely statement - but when it comes to implementing CAP reform, the government at Westminster seems to have a more farmer-friendly approach than the devolved regions.

  • THESE ARE days of marking time in Brussels.

  • IT SEEMS bizarre writing this on a Wednesday morning, knowing that by the time it is read Scottish voters will, one way or the other, have made the biggest political decision in a generation.

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