Scotland’s long-standing passion for potatoes was in evidence in Perthshire at the weekend when gardeners, allotment owners and self-confessed spud addicts turned out in force for the inaugural Strathmore Tattie Day.
Scottish farmers and crofters are being encouraged to get involved with this year’s Open Farm Sunday (OFS) event.
A leading Fife farmer has warned that the spate of tractor thefts in the area by organised criminal gangs has the potential to escalate into a “danger to life and limb”.
Potato enthusiasts from across the country are expected to converge in Coupar Angus on Saturday for the first Strathmore Tattie Day.
A two-year-old Clydesdale colt took the top award – the Prince of Wales Trophy – at the National Stallion Show on Saturday.
Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) allows you to deduct the full value of a qualifying item from your profits before tax and can be claimed on most plant and machinery up to the AIA amount.
One of the more rewarding things that I do is to be involved as a trustee of RSABI, Scotland’s leading rural charity, which supports people in Scottish agriculture.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday reiterated his commitment to maintaining Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) funding at the full £65 million level for the next two years.
Aberfeldy hill farmer Martin Kennedy and Aberdeenshire grower Charlie Adam were yesterday elected vice-presidents of NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Beavers, badgers and buzzards surpassed even Brexit as a bugbear for the Scottish farming industry at NFU Scotland’s annual conference yesterday when growers from across the country vented their frustration over what they see as a lack of wildlife management by Scottish Natural Heritage.