Scotland’s animal disease surveillance capacity has taken a leap forward with the opening of a £1.6 million centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Concentrated land ownership is causing “significant and long-term damage” to communities in some parts of Scotland, according to a new report by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC).
Trials involving the use of laser beams to keep birds away from crops have shown “great results”, according to a European research consortium which is now planning to test the same approach to keep deer, rabbits and rodents from also causing damage.
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.