Possibly the biggest worry for Scotland is felt in the fragile rural economy and the farming sector which sits at its heart.
Farming Matters: 5 Questions We Need to Ask Candidates
For our farmers, demanding that candidates get these five answers right should be the minimum requirement before going to the polls on June 8th.
Farming Matters: Scottish Farming Needs a Specifically Scottish Brexit Settlement
There was a time when Tory politicians realised that the continuation of the union project depended on strong representation in London. Those days are gone.
Localisation of Common Agricultural Policy Needed
“Current CAP rules are too prescriptive and do not allow enough tailoring for local circumstances.”
Farming Matters: The Tide Comes In
It’s a new game with new rules. Jean-Claude Juncker didn’t mince his words this week. Brexit is by definition disastrous and there’s nothing “soft” about it.
Chickens Can Once Again Run Free
the bird flu prevention measures which meant fowl had to be kept indoors or in a secure environment, are to come to an end on 30th April.
Farming Matters: “Who Speaks for Scotland ?”
We are three and a half times more likely to work in agriculture than our friends across the border
Farming Matters: “The harder I practice, the luckier I get”(Gary Player)
“Get on with the day job” encapsulates the intellectual pessimism of modern political discourse.
Farming Matters: The Road Less Travelled
“The story of how I came to spend a significant portion of my life in Orkney begins, bizarrely enough, in Morayshire.”
Tougher EU Rules for Farm to Fork
New rules aimed to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain have been agreed for the EU.