• SIR, - I am extremely worried about the CAP reforms and confess to not being able to understand their full impact, or where to find that information.

  • SIR-, The proposed future introduction of lynx into Aberdeenshire (TSF, 27/03) by the Lynx UK Trust raises a few points for debate.

  • Sir, - Last week's letter to The SF from RICS Scotland director, Sarah Speirs, emphasised the independent status of RICS and its wish to see a successful prosperous tenanted farming sector in Scotland.

  • Sir, - I have never written to The SF before, but felt I had to congratulate you on an excellent front page article and your editorial on page 8 (April 4 issue).

  • SIR, - The previous two weeks' front pages of this paper have been revealing.

  • Sir, - On Friday night I was approached by a friend who said:

  • Sir, - We have little option but to take issue with your front page report 'Land agents on the hook' in relation to the evidence session before the RACCE committee, last week, on the report of the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group.

  • Sir, - Adrian Ivory ('Beaver damage in Perthshire', last week's issue of The SF) provided a useful insight in to how beavers might affect some farmers in Scotland, and his response is measured and proportionate for one who evidently is having to shoulder a sizeable bill to alleviate issues caused by them.

  • SIR, - On a swift break from the lambing shed, I would like to congratulate The Scottish Farmer on last week's front page coverage of the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group (AHLRG) report on evidence taking at the Scottish Parliament by the Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE).

  • SIR, - Who would have predicted that, only two years after the horsemeat scandal, Scotch Assured grass and silage-fed Aberdeen-Angus, Charolais, and Limousin cattle would be sidelined by our meat processors in favour of cheap Polish non-assured beef via Ireland?