The Home Secretary has pleaded with farmers to be patient during a seasonal worker pilot he says will help them “design the ultimate system”.
Desperate farmers will be able to bring in workers from outside the EU under a trial migrant scheme expected to be announced this week.
Footage of a Scots police officer being chased by a cow has gone viral after being shared across social media.
Sir, – Little is said about the actual numbers involved in the fruit picker shortage. The BBC reports there are 9,255 seasonal immigrant farmworkers in Scotland, around 1,500 less than required.
A Mearns fruit farm was forced to leave 100 tonnes of perfectly good crop to rot because of a labour shortage.
Farmer rivalry and parades of top quality livestock may have been at the heart of Saturday’s Kirriemuir Show but this year’s event pulled out all the stops to attract the general public to a varied day of countryside fun and competition.
A Tory MP has warned the Prime Minster that her failure to revive a foreign workers system will lead to “devastating scenes” on farms in Tayside and Fife.
Rain could return to Tayside and Fife this week following a heatwave which brought highs of more than 30C to the local area.
The biggest event on Scotland's farming calendar is under way near the Scottish capital.
Dogs rush out to greet me as I drive down the dirt track that leads to Over Dalkeith Farm, near the hamlet of Rumbling Bridge.