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SCOTTISH FARMERS WORRIED BY PROPOSED SKY LANTERNS FESTIVAL

The National Farmers’ Union in Scotland has called on local authorities in Edinburgh and the Lothians to cancel a proposed sky lanterns festival from taking place in or around the Scottish capital in the coming months. The planned event is organised by an American company, The Lights Fest, who run similar events across the United [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on SCOTTISH FARMERS WORRIED BY PROPOSED SKY LANTERNS FESTIVAL

Farmers’ Union in England & Wales appoint first female president

The National Farmers Union south of the border has a first female president in its 110 years of existence following the election of Minette Batters at a recent meeting of the union in Birmingham. She replaces outgoing Meurig Raymond who announced he would step down last November. Batters, a beef, sheep and arable farmer from [...]

By |March 11th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Farmers’ Union in England & Wales appoint first female president

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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National Farmers Union leads #BuyMyTurkey campaign across UK

Thursday 21st December   This year the National Farmers’ Union have backed their membership with a #BuyMyTurkey campaign, an initiative to encourage the British public to buy turkeys from local farms. The campaign includes a ‘turkey finder’ search engine on the Union’s website where users can find their nearest turkey supplier by typing in their [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on National Farmers Union leads #BuyMyTurkey campaign across UK

Farmers voice concern at Lynx trial reintroduction following sheep deaths

Thursday 21st December 2017   Plans to reintroduce the lynx back into the British countryside have caused concern among some in the farming community following the deaths in November of several sheep that it has been claimed were killed by a lynx which had escaped from a local wildlife park. The animal was eventually shot [...]

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Sheep worrying a ‘big issue’ in Scottish and British farming

Thursday 14th December 2017   Last month’s incident on the Channel island of Jersey - where five Manx sheep were chased over a cliff to their deaths by dogs - underlines the importance of dog-owners keeping their animal under control whilst walking in the countryside. It happened in the afternoon on Saturday 19th November on the [...]

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Scottish farming community responds to RBS announcement

Monday 11th December 2017   On Friday 1st December The Royal Bank of Scotland announced that they would be closing a total of 259 of their branches across the United Kingdom in 2018, with 197 of them (under the name NatWest) in England & Wales and 62 north of the border. The bank said the [...]

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Advice for walking your dog in the countryside this winter

Monday 11th December 2017   With temperatures dropping as Scotland heads into the winter months, Denis O. Brown Insurance Brokers, Scotland’s Agricultural & Rural Specialists, have some advice for those taking their dogs out into the countryside at this time of year.   1.     BE VISIBLE Low light is an issue at this time, so [...]

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