The ambition to add a fifth berry crop to Scotland’s booming business in strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries has taken a major step forward with the creation of a new honeyberry knowledge transfer partnership between scientists and farmers.
The Scottish Government’s anti-GM stance was yesterday condemned for helping to damage the interests of some of the world’s poorest people.
The sweet Ava Star strawberry variety bred by Arbroath-based Angus Soft Fruits has been shortlisted for a top honour at this year’s Horticulture Week business awards.
Scottish land managers are among the sectors which have been praised for making progress in meeting international nature targets.
The summer show circuit got off to a cracking start in Fife when crowds flooded in to a packed Cupar showfield on a day of glorious sunshine.
The Fife field that recorded a spectacular 7.13 tonnes to the acre yield last year looks like it has the potential to repeat the performance under official trial conditions.
A consultation on new legislation to tackle the growing problem of livestock worrying is being brought forward by a Highlands and Islands MSP.
An ambitious bid to turn Scotland’s £200 million sheep industry into a £1 billion rural powerhouse has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Scottish politicians and farm industry leaders have been urged to support an appeal to the Home Office for vets to be placed on the shortage occupation list to safeguard against a post-Brexit crisis of numbers.
A 523-acre farm which overlooks the Firth of Tay will be launched on the market this week at offers over £3 million.