• WEST HALL, near Cupar in Fife, is a 1450-acre farm with 1150 acres of arable land growing wheat, barley, oats, ware potatoes and broccoli.

  • FALLING OIL prices must not be used by either politicians or the public to justify a retreat from renewable energy.

  • FARMERS INTERESTED in renewable energy might want to add the following free Renewable Development Initiative events to their winter diaries.

  • CONFIDENCE IN renewables soared during 2014, with more and more farmers taking the plunge and investing in wind, solar and other green technologies - or at least offering site leases to developers.

  • FOR THE first time, electricity generated from Scottish renewable sources has equalled the amount generated from fossil fuels.

  • COMING UP soon in the programme of farm energy events from Scotland's Renewable Development Initiative are the following open days, free to farmers and land managers to attend:

  • A WIND energy firm has written to the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition calling on them to support Feed-in Tariffs after the General Election next year.

  • IT IS important to save as many natural resources for future generations as possible - and we can do that by ensuring we use as much renewable energy as we can.

  • Scotland has managed to establish itself as world-leader in renewable energy under the rule of the Westminster government, and remaining in the union presents a unique opportunity to make things even better.

  • NEW FIGURES from the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that Scotland's renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2014 was 30% higher, compared to the same period in 2013.