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Wildlife a big concern for Scottish farmers at last week’s union conference

Monday 12th February   "To those affected this is far bigger than Brexit” said Andrew McCornick, union president, at NFU Scotland’s annual conference held last week at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel. Mr McCornick was talking about the damage down to the areas of Strathmore, Strathearn and the whole Tay catchment area by beavers. “All this [...]

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Scottish Government and RSABI hail success of mental illness campaign

The Scottish Government and agricultural charity RSABI (The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution) have hailed the success of a campaign held in December which encouraged farmers and agricultural workers to open up about mental illness during the festive period. The campaign was called ‘Don’t Wrap Up This Christmas’ and was a collaboration between the Scottish Government, [...]

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New Golden Eagle project reignites National Bird debate

A new project that will make the Golden Eagle a more common sight across the skies of southern Scotland has reignited calls for the species to be recognised by the Scottish Parliament as Scotland’s national bird.   The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, backed by funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund (£1.3m) as well [...]

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