• THE REFERENDUM on September 18 is not an election, it is not about throwing out an unpopular Government, it is a vote to break up 300 years of working together as one of the most successful family of nations the world has seen.

  • LOOKING TOWARDS the Independence Referendum, I would ask farmers to examine closely what it means for their business and their rural community.

  • 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.

  • WHAT a roller coaster ride farming has become, or was it always like this?

  • MANY OF you who sit down to read this will be thinking the editor has failed in his job, but YOLO is a slang phrase used by the youth of today, generally following a daft act (of which there are too many to mention).

  • GRASS is Scotland's largest crop, but causes all farmers a most stressful period, especially those of us who are grassland fanatics.