Rural & Farming News

DGWGO DUMFRIES MART WEEKLY REPORT 9th to 11th of MARCH

DUMFRIES STORE CATTLE 09.03.15 Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle in Dumfries on Monday. 293 Forward – Trade remains...

NATIONAL FARMERS UNION CALL FOR ENTITLEMENTS TO FOLLOW ACTIVITY ON LET LAND

UNION CALL FOR ENTITLEMENTS TO FOLLOW ACTIVITY ON LET LANDNFU Scotland has reiterated calls that entitlements for the new CAP direct support scheme should,...

SCOTTISH FARMERS UNION WELCOMES PROMPT DELIVERY OF LFASS PAYMENTS

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement from Scottish Government that lifeline support for those farming in Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) will begin to...

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAYS BARONY STUDENTS CELEBRATE SUCCESS AT PRESTIGIOUS TRAINING AWARDS

An engineering apprentice from Tiree and a trainee tree surgeon from Glenrothes, both students at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College outside Dumfries,...

NEW SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE CONSULTING MANAGING DIRECTOR APPOINTED

The Board of SAC Consulting (part of Scotland’s Rural College) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mike Wijnberg as the business’ new Managing...

SRUC BARONY’S MARATHON MAN TO RUN 500 CHARITY MILES

SRUC Barony sings the praises of their very own marathon man Iain Whitty after he successfully completed the Northumberland Coastal Marathon on 28 February,...

NATIONAL FARMERS UNION WELCOMES NEW TRACTOR AND TRAILER WEIGHT AND SPEED LIMITS

Increase to come into effect on 9 March 2015NFU Scotland has welcomed changes to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and...

RURAL CRIME COSTING THE COUNTRYSIDE MILLIONS

Rural crime is costing those who live and work in the Scottish countryside almost £2million – and the bill could go higher. Giving...

WIGTOWNSHIRE DAIRY CONFERENCE -FARMING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Event: Wigtownshire Dairy Conference – Profitable Farming in a Changing ClimateDate: 10.00 am -3.30 pm, Thursday 5th March, 2015Location: Green Valley Golf Range, Castle...

PARLIAMENTARY RECEPTION TO BRING TOGETHER FARMERS, STAKEHOLDERS AND POLITICIANS TO FOCUS ON DYSLEXIA

  NFU Scotland will be hosting a parliamentary reception next month to bring together farmers, stakeholders and politicians to discuss dyslexia in the farming community....