For hundreds of years the farming ritual of seed time and harvest had remained relatively unchanged
Orkney at harvest time
The long awaited Bews Report on the future funding of agriculture has been published. It recommends an extra €60 million (£51.4m) over the next two years for farmers.
£160million due to Scottish Farmers is now to be paid.
A survey is being carried out to determine what demand there would be for a mobile abattoir for the Highlands and Islands.
Goose meat from the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) licensed cull of geese in Orkney can be sold in the rest of Scotland.
The IPCC – the United Nationals Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a Special Report on Climate Change and Land.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the new Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, will be in Stranraer for the Cattle Show. Columnist Alec Ross reflects on what Brexit means for his home town – and for Scotland.
“I would encourage all eligible farmers, crofters and land managers to accept this offer to enable us to get your payment out to you as soon as possible.”
“The importance of Scotland taking bold steps towards a better future has never felt so urgent. “