From Records of a bygone age by Ian Cooper
A new expanded team is transforming the way the Crofting Commission can support and engage with crofters with the location of two new officers within the Western Isles.
A campaign is to be launched in Scotland over fears that our food security is under threat.
In Agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2020/21 there were 34 fatal injuries, an increase of 13 from the low of 21 seen in the previous year. The five-year average for fatal injuries in this sector is 28.
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“uniformly of the finest quality of deep land, a good clay loam, and they are farmed in a style that cannot be surpassed anywhere in the kingdom.”
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have teamed up with industry partners, KURA Human Factors to develop a training course designed specifically for farmers with the aim to reduce the rate of accidents.
“we face the prospect of being evicted from the Euros against our will, which in a darkly comic kind of way rather sums up the experience of being Scottish in the age of Brexit.”
“The cumulative impact of all such trade deals on extremely vulnerable sectors such as farming, food and drink could be hugely destructive.” NFUS on #Australia Trade Deal
“it may become impossible for some of our family farming businesses to continue to compete.”
Farming Matters: “The industry’s very survival is being jeopardised by the proposed trade deal with Australia”
The disastrous impact the looming Australia Trade Deal will have on farming was debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 8th of June.
Westminster appears to be entirely comfortable with a tariff-free deal with a country whose standards – chemicals harmful to bees and aquatic ecosystems, the use of paraquat, no review period whatsoever for pesticides – fall way short of our own.