Scotland’s farmers’ union yesterday called on all UK governments to cooperate to ensure producers across the country operated in an equitable environment.
One of Scotland’s biggest landowners has offered 13 of its tenant farmers who are on secure tenancy agreements the opportunity to buy their land.
Invergowrie’s scientific soft-fruit powerhouse has officially launched the new raspberry variety Glen Carron to the market and revealed ambitions to develop breeding programmes for gooseberries, honeyberries and cherries.
A ban on live exports of animals, the introduction of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and a consultation on the expansion of ‘megafarms’ are among the proposals in a 50-point animal welfare draft policy document which was launched yesterday by the Labour Party.
A new ‘pay-as-you-go’ contract for meat hygiene inspection in meat plants is to be introduced by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) at the beginning of April.
A 10,000gns prize-winning Highland bull from the south of England was on his way to a much tougher hill lifestyle at Dalmally last night.
Relying on the picture postcard image of Highland cattle to promote the breed will no longer be enough to secure its future, the new president of the Highland Cattle Society has admitted.
They own just six breeding Highlanders, but when the MacNaughtons swing in to an agricultural show, the judge can rarely see past the Kelty cattle.
The reintroduction of the lynx, wolf or bear will only take place in Scotland over the dead body of rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing.
Defra’s plan to focus post-Brexit farm funding on environmental projects was yesterday condemned as a “green screen” devised solely to enable the Treasury to withdraw direct support for food production.