• Sir - Richard Lochhead launched his Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group into a difficult environment.

  • SIR, - With yet another lame duck tenancy review in the offing, the time for a tenant farmer's absolute right to buy has arrived.

  • SIR - So many people have approached me regarding my Red Kite and Buzzard letters and other matters like blanket forestry and the buying up of huge estates and sterilising them or rendering them useless that I believe and have told those people it is time to stand up, be counted and petition the government.

  • Sir - I have been farming a grade 'c' hill farm (ie, a farm rated as the most difficult on the main land of Scotland) for over 40 years.

  • SIR, - A couple of years ago the Rent Review group's report bombed through a failure to address the core problems of rent reviews which were obvious.

  • SIR, - Attendance at the recent AHRG meeting in Bridge of Allan confirmed to me that the objective of the review is flawed from the start, holed below the waterline and bound to be a temporary patch up.

  • SIR, - I attended the AHLRG meeting in Dumfries.

  • SIR, - I read the piece in last week's issue and could not come to any other conclusion, that the article contains statements from people, among them, the NFUS's George Jamieson and milk committee chairman, Gary Mitchell, who are among those who have encouraged dairy farmers to expand.

  • SIR, - I have read the article in the new Scottish Farming Leader and how NFUS thinks we can work together with SNH and RSPB to create conditions where sea eagles and sheep farming can sustainably co-exist.

  • SIR, - Scratch the surface of 'subsidy'comparables raised in these columns last week then good value becomes easier to appreciate.