Parkside Veterinary Group Ltd is pleased to announce that an agreement has been made with Provost Veterinary Group to provide veterinary services to all the Provost farm and equine customers when Simon Hiles retires at the end of May. This will extend the area they cover to include the whole of Fife.
Auctioneering firm Lawrie & Symington celebrated 150 years in business at the Royal Highland Show. The company, which sells around 20,000 cattle and 200,000 sheep at Lanark and a further 7,000 cattle and 55,000 sheep in Forfar, welcomed Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing to their stand.
Back in the 1980s, when Sandy Pattullo was at college, asparagus wasn’t seen as a viable crop in Scotland. Nothing daunted, he and wife Heather enjoyed growing asparagus in the garden and when farming friends from New Zealand visited and told them it was the easiest crop on the farm, it ignited an interest in the Pattullos to grow it commercially.
A remarkable war of words between two academics showed no signs of evolving into peace yesterday as a row over the work of Charles Darwin and relatively unknown Perthshire fruit farmer Patrick Matthew continued.