“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This regularly quoted line from Benjamin Franklin continues to be as true today as it was in 1789 when he wrote it.
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.
Farming and meat trade leaders have united in condemning a hugely damaging U-turn by the UK Government concerning a previously agreed improvement to sheep ageing rules as they apply to TSE regulations.
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.