Multi-million pound plans for a roadside service complex on the border of Aberdeenshire and Angus have been blocked at appeal by Scottish Ministers.
What a beautiful time of year to be outside, especially on a farm while the fluffy lambs are skipping and everything looks so green and alive. I've been hearing rumours about a farm shop being developed at North Grange Farm, close to David Lloyd and Dobbies in Monifieth, and at last it has opened its doors.
There’s a reason why I’m dressed in a striped overall and chain mail apron at 9 o’clock on a Monday morning. I’m at Balgove Larder, a popular farm shop just outside St Andrews, for a one-to-one butchery class with master butcher Colin Nicoll. Part of Balgove’s ethos of field to fork – they farm their own cattle, pigs and sheep – today’s class allows me to get up close and personal with a Texel cross hogget (a lamb of around 18 months) carcass.
A Fife farm shop has been judged the best organic farm outlet in the UK.