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Scottish Rural Secretary tells UK Government farmers need ‘Brexit compensation’

Scottish Rural Secretary tells UK Government farmers need ‘Brexit compensation’

The UK Government must compensate farmers in the event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit, Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has...

February 13, 2019

NFU Scotland members pick new vice president

NFU Scotland members pick new vice president

Members of Scotland’s largest farming union –  NFU Scotland – have chosen Aberdeenshire farmer Charlie Adam as their new vice president....

February 11, 2019

Islay’s Gill scoops union’s Miskelly Award

Islay’s Gill scoops union’s Miskelly Award

One of NFU Scotland’s highest accolades has this year been awarded to a stalwart who has worked as a group...

February 8, 2019

Next Generation AGM brings changes

Next Generation AGM brings changes

NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Working Group AGM on Friday (January 18) saw Colin Ferguson and Zander Hughes elected as chairman...

January 23, 2019

UK farming industry urges MPs to take action to avoid ‘no-deal’ Brexit

UK farming industry urges MPs to take action to avoid ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Four of the main UK farming unions have today urged MPs to take steps for the UK to avoid a...

January 10, 2019

‘Devastating’ changes announced to Scottish farm support

‘Devastating’ changes announced to Scottish farm support

Planned cuts to Scotland’s LFASS will be “devastating” for some of Scotland’s most remote farmers and the natural environments they...

January 7, 2019

Hustings start for NFU Scotland candidates

Hustings start for NFU Scotland candidates

NFU Scotland’s regional hustings tour is set to kick off next week. Members can hear from three candidates up for two...

January 4, 2019

NFUS shows £190,000 spending increase in 2018

NFUS shows £190,000 spending increase in 2018

Latest accounts have shown NFU Scotland’s coffers increased despite spending increasing by more than £190,000 over the last year. Publication...

December 22, 2018

Metaldehyde ban a ‘big blow’ to British farmers and growers

Metaldehyde ban a ‘big blow’ to British farmers and growers

The banning of Metaldehyde is “hugely disappointing” and likely to put British farmers and growers at a major disadvantage internationally,...

December 20, 2018

NFUS members encouraged to give views on immigration consultation

NFUS members encouraged to give views on immigration consultation

Scottish farmers are encouraged to join the discussion as the UK Government considers how its new immigration framework will shape...

December 19, 2018

Three in the running for NFUS top spots

Three in the running for NFUS top spots

Three candidates will contest the two vice presidential positions at the National Farmers’ Union Scotland AGM in February. Martin Kennedy,...

December 17, 2018

Deadline approaching for 2018 Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

Deadline approaching for 2018 Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

Eligible farmers and crofters are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of...

December 4, 2018

New post created to manage NFU Scotland’s policy team

New post created to manage NFU Scotland’s policy team

NFU Scotland has appointed Gemma Cooper as the head of its policy team, a newly created post at the union. Ms....

November 14, 2018

NFUS seeks nominations for presidential team roles

NFUS seeks nominations for presidential team roles

NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for its next president and two vice presidential posts. It comes as one of...

October 30, 2018

Scottish farmers turning off the choppers to help livestock neighbours

Scottish farmers turning off the choppers to help livestock neighbours

Arable farmers across the country have been turning off the choppers to help their neighbours with livestock. Ian Sands, chairman...

August 10, 2018

Scottish growers say they fear a ‘second season where harvest will go unpicked’

Scottish growers say they fear a ‘second season where harvest will go unpicked’

Scottish growers say they fear a second successive season where crops will go unpicked due to extreme labour shortages. National Farmers’...

July 20, 2018

Farm Safety Week: Seeing a worker thrown to the ground was the first sign I had hit a power line

Farm Safety Week: Seeing a worker thrown to the ground was the first sign I had hit a power line

Today marks the last day of Farm Safety Week, with one Fife farmer talking about the dangers of overhead power...

July 20, 2018

Scotland’s Less Favourable Area Scheme: 4,675 payments on their way today

Scotland’s Less Favourable Area Scheme: 4,675 payments on their way today

The 2017 Less Favourable Area Support Scheme (LFASS) payments for farmers and crofters in Scotland have now started. 4,675 payments worth...

July 20, 2018