In a letter written to the Environment Minister, Gillian Martin MSP, Scottish Land and Estates urged the Scottish Government to rethink current plans to licence grouse shooting
An extension to the short-term lets licence which has been described as ‘vital' for rural Scotland is to be debated in the Scottish Assembly
NFU Scotland have expressed concerns that policy has ‘swung too far the other way' and there was no longer a ‘balanced approach' to farming committed to meeting both food security and environmental needs
The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) will be available until 2024. NFU Scotland said alternative funding must be ringfenced in the upcoming agricultural bill to support upland farm businesses
NFU Scotland president said under the Bute House agreement the pendulum has ‘swung too far the other way' and there is no longer a ‘balance and shared approach' to both food security and the environment
Scottish farmers waiting for advance payment of their 2022 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) last week were disappointed to find that the promised funds had failed to reach their bank accounts.
Scottish correspondent Ewan Pate explains why, despite endless consultation with farmers, many fear future policy in Holyrood will be centred upon cutting livestock numbers.
Dee Bank Farm, Mount Road, Leek, Staffordshire,