Desperate farmers will be able to bring in workers from outside the EU under a trial migrant scheme expected to be announced this week.
A Mearns fruit farm was forced to leave 100 tonnes of perfectly good crop to rot because of a labour shortage.
An alleged strawberry thief was caught on camera by a Perthshire farmer.
Rain could return to Tayside and Fife this week following a heatwave which brought highs of more than 30C to the local area.
The only way to tackle the unfolding labour crisis in Scotland’s fruit-picking industry is for Holyrood to take control of immigration, says an SNP minister.
A shortage of seasonal workers is threatening to leave farms with rotten crops and slashed profits, says a leading recruitment agency.
A Conservative MP is demanding Theresa May fixes an immigration crisis that could leave a £100m-plus industry “withering on the vine”.
A group of farms in Tayside and Fife missed out on £625,000 last year because of labour shortages associated with Brexit, say growers.