Farmers and landowners have enjoyed a tax system that has allowed succession to take place with little or no tax liability.
Hundreds of farmers descended on United Auctions in Stirling for the opening day of the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Ploughmen describe the deep loamy soil around St Monans as “God’s land” and next weekend 165 of them will think they are in heaven when they get the chance to turn over some of the country’s finest acres.
Political uncertainty and looming changes in agricultural policy are cited as the main reasons for a record low quantity of Scottish land launched on the market by farmers in the quarter to the end of September.
More than £12.5 million worth of high quality Scottish seed and ware potatoes currently being lifted for European markets would be worth a fraction of their value and destined for stock feed in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Ardnamurchan Highland cattle breeder Michael Macgregor always joked he made more from photographing his cows than selling them.
Scottish pork will soon be exported to China on a weekly basis from Quality Pork Limited (QPL) in Brechin.
North-type Blackface rams peaked at £10,000 and South-types made up to £18,000 at the Perth Ram Society sale, held at Stirling Mart.
Scotland’s role in the advancement of the vertical farming movement took another step forward yesterday with the launch of a new research and development facility at the James Hutton Institute campus at Invergowrie.