In the first of a two-part series, Michael Alexander speaks to Police Scotland and a Kinross-shire farmer about the costly impact of rural crime and hears about the action being taken to fight back against the brazen work of serious organised crime gangs.
Crieff tractor man Jimmy Hutchison was only five-years-old when he tagged along with his big sister to work at the potato picking on a local farm. He hasn't missed a single tattle harvest since.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.
A remarkable war of words between two academics showed no signs of evolving into peace yesterday as a row over the work of Charles Darwin and relatively unknown Perthshire fruit farmer Patrick Matthew continued.
The Scottish Government was warned farmers could miss out on hundreds of millions of pounds of EU funding but kept quiet to win votes for independence, it has been claimed.
When Englishman Charles Darwin published Origin of the Species in November 1859, his theory of evolution by ‘natural selection’ made humans rethink their place in the world.
An Edinburgh University scientist, who has spent years forensically researching the work of Charles Darwin, has rubbished claims that the Origin of Species author plagiarised a Perthshire farmer.
The Yara Farmers’ Curling Championship is not only the largest curling competition in Europe, it is also one of the longest running.
Perth Show is to move to the South Inch on a permanent basis.