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Readers' letters

READERS’ LETTERS: Foreign seasonal labour is vital to my farm

August 1 2018

Sir, – In response to the comments made by David Taylor, Fred Bruce and the Courier Editorial “Local Workers Can Solve Berry Crisis” (July 27), that soft fruit farmers have abandoned local labour in favour of foreign workers, and should be making a greater effort to make the work appealing to local people to fill their demand for labour.

Readers' letters

Do not lock out European farm workers

August 17 2017

Sir, - The Courier archives last week showed that 100 years ago the Perthshire berry harvest was manned by 2,000 boys and girls from local industrial schools, Boy Scouts contingents from all over Scotland, plus 300 lady teachers.