Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
THE price of prime lambs continues to cause major concerns for the viability of the businesses of many sheep producers.
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.
I have always been a supporter of the idea of Scotland's political independence but never did I imagine that I'd get the chance to vote for it in my early thirties.
As I sat in a combine in Perthshire this week with a good friend who has contributed to this column once last back end, he remarked that it was like trying to decide what to write an essay on at university.
I have tried to maintain an impartial view of the Independence debate, but for the economics of Scottish agriculture my analysis clearly draws me towards No Thanks.
In common with many I have agonised over how I should vote in the referendum.