Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
Should the livestock sales calendar be re-aligned to help the haulage industry?
If you allow detectorists on your land, do you have a written agreement with them?
Will a Sea Eagle Management Scheme reduce lamb predation?
Would Labour be wasting its time trying to provide effective Rural Affairs opposition in Holyrood?
Will you still carry a grudge over the Referendum result if your side loses?
AS I write this, I am still struggling to come to terms with the events of Wednesday October 8, 2014.
FOR A pleasant change, the most enjoyable part of this summer has been the weather.
AFTER Hurricane Bertha the harvest finished quickly.
WELL, as I heard someone say on the radio this week, what's over and done with is never really over and done with - and I guess that could certainly be said of the Independence Referendum.
BY THE time you read this article on September 19, we could well know the outcome of the closely contested referendum for independence.
SIR, - Having recently reviewed the Dairy Voluntary Code of Practice on Contractual Relations (VCoP), I was saddened to hear of the recent protests by dairy farmers - actions that have been all too common in recent years.
SIR, - It didn't take long for the main plank of the Yes campaign's argument, that we would be better with direct access to Europe, to be proved wrong.
SIR, - Once again I feel I have to reply to Tom Gray, He seems to write a lot of letters.
SIR, - As you may have expected, I could not agree with the entirety of Tom Gray's letter of October 11.
SIR - It comes as no surprise that 100% of respondents in your on-line poll believe that a Sea Eagle Management Scheme will not lead to a reduction in lamb predation.
IT WOULD be an understatement to say things are not good in agriculture at the moment, and this is the case across the EU.
IF HIS performance as commissioner is as impressive as his appearance before the agriculture committee of the European parliament, Phil Hogan will be a popular choice for the job.
IT SEEMS an unlikely statement - but when it comes to implementing CAP reform, the government at Westminster seems to have a more farmer-friendly approach than the devolved regions.
THESE ARE days of marking time in Brussels.
IT SEEMS bizarre writing this on a Wednesday morning, knowing that by the time it is read Scottish voters will, one way or the other, have made the biggest political decision in a generation.