• Sir, - I am writing to express my disgust following the recent Royal Highland Show.

  • SIR, - I noticed a queen wasp the other day peeling wood from a garden shed and concluded that she was still building her nest and had no workers to help her.

  • SIR, - The ambition and forward planning of the Scottish Government to see and address the need for getting new entrants into farming should be applauded by all involved with Scottish agriculture.

  • Sir, - I've read the interview with Christine Hutton in The Scottish Farmer (several times I would add), as well as the various other articles on the same subject, and everyone I've spoken to, including the members of my own institute, does feel that they have been ignored and that the 'consultation' took place in name only.

  • SIR - Deadline for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme, looms today and I believe that EU-funded conservation work in Scotland has taken a turn for the worst.

  • SIR, - As finished cattle prices descend to the depths, can we rely on Quality Meat Scotland to raise the Scotch Beef banner and support our product and producers?

  • SIR, - Oh my, what a lot of interesting letters and articles in your May 2 edition.

  • SIR, - I have read the letter headed 'Necessary 'Rural' changes' in the May 30 issue.

  • Although I have never considered myself to be a rural person, I have been a 'Rural' member for 35 years.

  • Sir, - I write in response to your article 'Fracking friction' in your May 22 issue.