• 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.

  • WELL, I guess I've really drawn the short straw this week…

  • MYSELF and others have been warning for months now of the impending disaster which is about to be forced on the livestock sector, particularly the beef sector with the CAP changes which are about to be announced.

  • IT'S BEEN 365 days - a year - which seems like a really long time, however when you think about it, it passes in no time at all.

  • IS SCOTLAND'S beef sector on the brink of an abyss?

  • Hamish Waugh's superb letter in The Scottish Farmer a few weeks back which reviewed the history of sheep versus timber in Eskdalemuir reminded me of a remark made at the height of the controversy 40 or so years ago by George Scott, one of a family of hill shepherds from that district.