Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • THIS is the kind of year that one wishes one's farm was on light free draining soil, if you are farming on the western half of Scotland at least.

  • SEVERAL decades ago a friend who farmed near Gretna and also near Duns told me that grass production was higher in the west, but however good his grain looked, it never weighed like the grain from his farm in Berwickshire.

  • FOR THE consumer, dairy products are a daily part of life.

  • 'YOU don't worry about global warming when your clothes are on fire.'

  • IF YOU ask an obscure question, you can expect to get a confused answer but that seems to be the norm these days when 'consultations' on controversial issues are published.

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - NFU Scotland's call to have a separate Bill to deal with proposed changes to Agricultural Holdings legislation, rather than changes being incorporated into the Land Reform Bill which also deals with fundamental changes to Scottish Property law, is a sensible one which several other organisations and individuals have made in the past but has not been taken on board by the legislators.

  • SIR, - As a regular reader of The Scottish Farmer, I notice there has been very little discussion recently about the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, though its impact on Scottish rural life and enterprise could be very large.

  • Sir, - With what I would term this land reform nonsense, I attended a meeting organised by NFUS recently and could not believe what is being proposed by the Scottish Government .

  • SIR - If Rabbie Burns was alive today at Mossgiel, in Mauchline, I'm sure his poetic skills would have been used to write a 2015 version of 'Tae a moose'.

  • SIR, - How typical it is of this SNP Government to seek to deflect attention away from its own problems by comparing its situation with that which pertains south of the Border, as is the case with its problems with the SAF IT system that you highlighted in last week's issue.

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