Adversity is something we tackle on a constant basis in Scottish agriculture, be it weather, market prices or personal pressures.
The young farmers’ bale art competition which caught the imagination of the public as they drove past fields decorated with giant straw sculptures last autumn, has been relaunched for a second year.
Almost 70% of Scottish young farmers voted to stay in Europe and would do so again if they got the opportunity.
This week, as chairman of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) I was asked for a few words on news that there has been a reduction in the number of young farmers physically working within farming in Scotland and also what I thought could be done to encourage more people into the industry.
Lambing and lamb marking are finished for another year. Although my legs are still feeling slightly weary with the work it is great to watch the lambs growing and thriving.
The organisation representing Scotland’s young farmers has launched a new mental health campaign to raise awareness of mental wellbeing among youngsters in the countryside.