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Biofuel machinery breakdowns: More than 400 complaints in Scotland

Biofuel machinery breakdowns: More than 400 complaints in Scotland

National Farmers’ Union Scotland says it has now taken more than 400 calls from individuals who are experiencing fuel issues...

December 10, 2019

UK Government to increase farm budget to cover €60 million payout for Scottish farmers

UK Government to increase farm budget to cover €60 million payout for Scottish farmers

Scotland’s farmers should be allocated an extra €60 million over the next two years – a hike of 47% –...

September 6, 2019

More than 1,000 to benefit from £7m Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme

More than 1,000 to benefit from £7m Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme

More than 1,100 Scottish upland sheep farmers are expected to benefit from payments worth around £7 million in the coming...

May 29, 2019

NFUS: Beaver protection focus must turn to management and licencing

NFUS: Beaver protection focus must turn to management and licencing

With beavers to receive protected status from tomorrow (May 1), NFU Scotland has said the focus must now turn to...

April 30, 2019

Milk contracts a key policy issue for new NFUS dairy committee

Milk contracts a key policy issue for new NFUS dairy committee

The new look National Farmers’ Union Scotland’s (NFUS) milk committee has met to discuss a wide range of issues including...

April 7, 2019

Aberdeenshire farm to open gates to public during lambing

Aberdeenshire farm to open gates to public during lambing

An Aberdeenshire farm is giving families the chance to meet its farm animals and learn about farming at an open...

March 19, 2019

Still Ploughing On: Ayrshire retired farmers group off to a flying start

Still Ploughing On: Ayrshire retired farmers group off to a flying start

A newly established social group for retired and semi-retired farmers in Ayrshire is off to a flying start. Around 35...

March 18, 2019

Farming unions urge MPs to reject ‘no-deal’ following Meaningful Vote defeat

Farming unions urge MPs to reject ‘no-deal’ following Meaningful Vote defeat

Following the Prime Minister’s defeat on her Brexit deal in the House of Commons, the presidents of four of the...

March 13, 2019

Heartbreak as Orkney farmers scammed out of 5-figure sum

Heartbreak as Orkney farmers scammed out of 5-figure sum

NFU Scotland is urging its members to remain vigilant as telephone scammers continue to target the farming community. A union...

March 9, 2019

Arbitrary sheep ageing rules not to change due to Brexit uncertainty

Arbitrary sheep ageing rules not to change due to Brexit uncertainty

The sheep sector this week received confirmation from the UK Government that it was unlikely to introduce a change to...

March 7, 2019

Retired Ayrshire farmers invited to ‘First Gathering’

Retired Ayrshire farmers invited to ‘First Gathering’

Retired Ayrshire farmers are invited to the inaugural meeting of ‘Still Ploughing On’ – a group designed to ease social...

March 2, 2019

Survey seeks views of farmers’ experiences of fireworks

Survey seeks views of farmers’ experiences of fireworks

As the UK Parliament’s Petitions Committee launches an inquiry into fireworks law, NFU Scotland is asking its members to share...

March 1, 2019

‘Shelfwatch’ to return as beef prices struggle

‘Shelfwatch’ to return as beef prices struggle

NFU Scotland is urging shoppers and retailers to boost their support for tasty, nutritious Scotch beef this spring as it...

February 27, 2019

NFUS kicks off party conference tour with Scottish Lib Dem fringe event

NFUS kicks off party conference tour with Scottish Lib Dem fringe event

The opportunity for change within the agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish...

February 25, 2019

NFUS boosts commitment to islands with new regional advisers

NFUS boosts commitment to islands with new regional advisers

NFU Scotland has strengthened its support within Orkney and Shetland by introducing two new regional policy advisors for the islands....

February 25, 2019

GDP to crash up to 7% in no-deal exit, Scotland’s chief economist warns

GDP to crash up to 7% in no-deal exit, Scotland’s chief economist warns

Scottish GDP could drop by as much as 7% – with the agricultural sector likely to be among the worst...

February 21, 2019

Scotland launches public consultation to tackle attacks on livestock

Scotland launches public consultation to tackle attacks on livestock

A Scottish politician has launched a consultation on her proposed Bill to give greater powers to police and courts in...

February 21, 2019

NFU Scotland policies central at Gove-Ewing debate

NFU Scotland policies central at Gove-Ewing debate

Defra and the Scottish Government were pitted face-to-face at an NFU Scotland debate allowing members to hold both to account. The...

February 21, 2019