Thursday 21 September, 2023

Anger as MSP dismisses Westray concerns

Calls for more support for the suckler beef sector on the Orkney island of Westray has been dealt a blow, with the Scottish Green MSP for the Highland and Islands, Araine Burgess, dismissing farmers’ concerns.

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Anger as MSP dismisses Westray concerns

Data collected by Westray farmer Philip Bews had shown increased costs had wiped out profits for farmers on the island, with beef cow numbers having dropped by around 500 head over the past ten years to...

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