Scotland

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details...

May 27, 2022

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

A number of agricultural and rural organisations in Scotland have written, signed and sent a letter to government, calling for...

May 26, 2022

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands have been chosen to partake in a project which would see them aim to become carbon neutral...

May 19, 2022

Renowned Fife farm for sale for over £3.9m

Renowned Fife farm for sale for over £3.9m

A farm in rural Fife, Scotland, has been brought to the market with an asking price of over £3.9 million....

May 11, 2022

Scotland: Views sought on changes to bovine TB Order

Scotland: Views sought on changes to bovine TB Order

The Scottish government has today (Monday, May 9) opened a consultation on proposed amendments to the Tuberculosis (TB) (Scotland) Order...

May 9, 2022

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police in Scotland are appealing for any information regarding the theft of 55 sheep from the Laxay Common grazing area....

May 5, 2022

NFU Scotland’s 12 roadshows kick-off this month

NFU Scotland’s 12 roadshows kick-off this month

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland will be bringing a series of events of the road this May and June....

May 3, 2022

Scottish water warming rapidly – report

Scottish water warming rapidly – report

A report published today (Wednesday, April 27) has revealed that 97% of monitored Scottish lochs and reservoirs increased in temperature...

April 27, 2022

NFU Scotland appoints new manager for Argyll and the Islands

NFU Scotland appoints new manager for Argyll and the Islands

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has appointed Lauren Worrell as the new regional manager for Argyll and the Islands....

April 20, 2022

Average farm income increases in Scotland

Average farm income increases in Scotland

The average farm income in Scotland has risen to the second highest level since 2012, after adjusting for inflation, according...

April 4, 2022

Scotland to launch new public register of land ownership

Scotland to launch new public register of land ownership

In an effort to improve transparency of land ownership, the Scottish government is introducing a new public land register on...

March 28, 2022

UK-wide fuel duty cut of 5p/L from this evening

UK-wide fuel duty cut of 5p/L from this evening

Fuel duty across the UK will be cut by 5p/L, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak confirmed in his...

March 23, 2022

Bird flu confirmed at premises in Aberdeenshire

Bird flu confirmed at premises in Aberdeenshire

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 – bird flu – has today (Friday, March 11) been confirmed in a backyard...

March 11, 2022

Scotland’s new hunting bill will compromise the livelihoods of farmers – SCA

Scotland’s new hunting bill will compromise the livelihoods of farmers – SCA

The Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) is accusing the Scottish government of “compromising the livelihoods of farmers” with the introduction of...

February 25, 2022

Quality Meat Scotland appoints new chief executive

Quality Meat Scotland appoints new chief executive

Sarah Millar has been appointed as the new chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). She will be leaving her...

February 2, 2022

Scottish short-term lets legislation a ‘setback’ to rural businesses

Scottish short-term lets legislation a ‘setback’ to rural businesses

New legislation laid before the Scottish Parliament regarding short-term lets in Scotland is a setback for rural businesses already damaged...

February 2, 2022

Pig Hardship Scheme opens for Scottish farmers

Pig Hardship Scheme opens for Scottish farmers

The extended Pig Hardship Scheme for Scottish farmers impacted by the temporary closure of Brechin abattoir last year due to...

February 1, 2022

Scottish rural surveyor recognised as European valuer

Scottish rural surveyor recognised as European valuer

Martin Hall, senior director of Davidson and Robertson, Scotland’s oldest firm of Valuers and Rural Consultants, has been appointed as...

January 16, 2022