Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
IT MAY well be another unwelcome 'sign of the times' but this week's news that Scotland's rural charity, RSABI, is expanding its helpline service is most informative.
NARY a month goes past without without a sustained campaign from various 'do good' bodies to re-introduce a long gone extinct species.
IT IS difficult to evaluate whether the general election result was a good or a bad outcome for Scottish agriculture.
IT IS inconceivable that ScotGov would order an investigation into beef imports and whether or not some have been sold under the Scotch label without some hard evidence.
QMS is to be congratulated on its quality assurance recruitment campaign which has yielded more than 160 new applications since the turn of the year.
WITH less than two weeks to go before the May 7 General Election, apathy would seem to be the party making most inroads in Scottish farming circles.
YOU would think that those in government would have learned by now that when politicians play 'politics' with policy - as night follows day, it will surely come back and bite a huge lump out of the backside of their trousers!
FARMERS DEALING with the effects of sea eagles living and predating on their land can now apply to a 'management scheme'.
THE TRIALS and tribulations vested upon Elgin farmer and contractor, Bill Beaton and his wife, Sarah, by ScotGov's interpretation of CAP reform policy is nothing short of a nightmare for them.
WITH less than six weeks to go to the UK general election, farmers can expect the rhetoric and campaigning to intensify as the polling date of May 7 approaches.