The Raider would usually be up to his oxters in stories of happenings at the various bull sales – there's always some shenanigans at Stirling, Oban or Castle Douglas.

So, I've had a wee trawl through the grey matter to come up with some memories.

At Stirling's predecessor, the famous Perth market, it was always considered a very good night if you awoke in the morning between two bulls. Doing the same amongst some 'heifers' down in Perth might have been a bit more dubious!

The Raider inexplicably also remembers well the last Highland cattle sale in the old market, where the precaution was taken by The SF's reporting team of not risking the 'weather' by arriving on the train.

It was also the final day of the old market bar and so while the usual thirsty throng of Highland cattlemen and women tried their best to help empty the shelves, it necessitated a 'half price sale' by the bar owner to elicit a full reduction in stock by reigniting the enthusiasm of the clientele.

As if that wasn't enough, the late great reporter, Dan Buglass, still felt in necessary to procure a bottle of The Famous Grouse for the journey home. He was journalism's own Drambuster!

Say Cheese

The home of the iconic Glastonbury Festival, I see, has had to think out of the box when heading for yet another year without what turns more into a mud-fest than a music event.

Worthy Farm would normally be getting ready for the influx of tens of thousands of summer visitors, but has come up with a unique diversification project – its first ever Reserve Cheddar cheese.

To be sold exclusively in Co-op stores across the nation this month, the Worthy Farm Reserve Cheddar (£3.00/320g) has been created using milk from the dairy herd that call the famous Glastonbury site their home all year round.

The deal also brings together two neighbouring farms, Worthy Farm and Wyke Farms, with one producing top quality milk and the other famous for its craftsmanship in the art of sustainable farmhouse cheese making.

As part of the launch, there will be an opportunity every month for Co-op members and customers to win tickets to the next Glastonbury Festival – whenever that might be!