• 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.

  • 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.