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NEW PLANNING CONTROLS ON HILLTRACKS PROTECT SCENIC DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

    New planning controls on hilltracks. The Scottish countryside will receive extra protection from hilltracks through new planning controls, Local Government and Planning Minister Derek...

Importance of Stimulating Consumer Demand for Lamb in UK and Europe

Farmgate prices for hoggs have started 2016 on a positive note for producers by increasing slowly in recent weeks, although they are still well...

Enterprise Costings Highlights Challenges and Opportunities

The variation in the financial and technical performance between Scotland’s top third producers and the bottom third is sharply brought into focus in a...

DAIRY SKILLS INITIATIVE LAUNCHED IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries & Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy...

First Milk Completes Turnaround Process and Focuses on Future

First Milk has brought its member payment terms back into line, completing the turnaround work in the business over the last two years.   With effect...

SRUC Barony Campus Wins Two Top National Training Awards

The Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is celebrating after winning two prestigious national training awards. The double win came in the Scottish Training...

Scots Forestry a Hidden Economic Success Story

  A new report published today (Monday 30th Nov) reveals that Scotland’s forestry sector is a hidden success story and is contributing nearly £1 billion...

Lorna Strengthens SRUC’s Commitment to the Dairy Sector.

Scotland’s Rural College has strengthened its commitment to the Scottish dairy sector with the appointment of Dr Lorna MacPherson as a Dairy Consultant for...

NFUS PRESIDENT VISITS FLOOD STRUCK FARM IN ST JOHNS TOWN DALRY

  NFU Scotland President, Allan Bowie and NFU Scotland Regional Manager for Dumfries and Galloway, Teresa Dougall visited James Edgar of Newfield Farm, St Johns...

QMS CHAIRMAN MAKES BREXIT STATEMENT

Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said:   “Quality Meat Scotland remains 100% committed to its core remit of working to shape a prospering...