Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
WITH less than six weeks to go to the UK general election, farmers can expect the rhetoric and campaigning to intensify as the polling date of May 7 approaches.
LANDLORDS and governments are familiar targets for farmers and the agricultural press to aim for.
THE Rural Affairs department of the Scottish Government is under pressure from the farming industry like never before.
THE Solicitor' General's review of rural crime prosecution policy is long overdue.
THE fall-out from the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group's final report shows no sign of abating.
I'D LIKE to share my struggle for an opening line for this week's column with you.
I HAVE been managing various areas of land at both Drumbuie and Tower for more than 20 years under the terms and conditions of successive agri-environment schemes, like ESA, RSS and Rural Priorities.
As I sit down to write this piece, I find myself looking nostalgically back at my time in the young farmers.
I AM in a very fortunate position of having two jobs that I thoroughly love - farming and now being President of NFU Scotland.
SOME days we think that spring is just around the corner with temperatures into double figures, but no sooner have we enjoyed the thought of green grass and we are back to zero with some snow and ice.
SIR, - I refer to the letter ('Don't base opinion on hearsay' author withheld) in last week's issue.
Sir, - I agree with Robert Marshall's letter in TSF last week that the gap between young people and NFUS seems to be a big one and it isn't getting smaller any time soon.
Sir, - To clarify last week's article 'Tenancy battle rumbles on'.
SIR - I have friends and relations involved in Scottish Agriculture and have always believed that "you shouldn't criticise farmers with your mouth full".
SIR, - I refer to the article titled 'Deerie, deerie me!' in the February 7 edition of The SF.
Simplifying the CAP is, with no pun intended, complicated.
THERE IS always something impressive about politicians who do not bend to suit public opinion.
THE DAIRY market is always hard to read, and it is particularly difficult at the moment.
WE ARE now, for the first time in the UK, living in an era where the inflation rate is zero.
IT WAS back in 1979 that John McEnroe became the bad boy of tennis with his famous 'you cannot be serious' comment to an umpire.