During the winter ‘beast from the east’, farmers were lauded for clearing roads, rescuing stranded travellers and ensuring NHS staff made it to work.
Rural parts of Fife have seen some of the heaviest snow this week, with strong winds whipping the white stuff into deep drifts.
Motorists walking home when a Fife road was blocked were rescued by Good Samaritans with big wheels.
Fife farmer turned crime writer James Oswald is the only Scot named in this year’s prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library award.
Duncan Diarmid McDiarmid, a much respected figure in Scottish agriculture and an accomplished piper, has died at Weem aged 84.
Forfar farmer Donald John Cameron Robertson has died at the age of 82.