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NEW PM UNDER PRESSURE TO MAKE GOOD ON “SIGNIFICANT COMMITMENTS”

The National Farmers' Union Scotland have challenged incoming British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to follow through on commitments he made to them during the Conservative Party leadership campaign. In correspondence to NFUS, Mr Johnson said his ambitions for farmers north of the border included a post Brexit trade deal with the European Union which minimises [...]

AYRSHIRE NEW POTATOES ELEVATED TO PROTECTED STATUS

Potato growers in the west of Scotland are celebrating after the Ayrshire Early Potatoes brand, also known as 'Ayrshire New Potatoes', was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. PGI protection is a European Union protection, which it is hoped will be maintained in the event that Brexit takes place, which ensures food and drink products [...]

FARM IN NORTH ENGLAND LATEST VICTIM OF ILLEGAL SHEEP BUTCHERING

A farmer in Northumberland has become the latest south of the border to find that a number of his sheep stock had been illegally butchered. 14 sheep were slaughtered at Park End Farming, with criminals making off with the meat and leaving the flock's remains in the field to be found by the farmer's wife [...]

EDINBURGH’S ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW ATTRACTS RECORD CROWDS

This year's Royal Highland Show attracted its record attendance in the show's 179-year history as 195,400 turned up for the four day event. The annual event, which was held between Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd June is estimated to have benefitted the Scottish economy to the tune of £65m. Among the biggest spectacles at this [...]

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