Friday, January 18, 2019
Rural Scotland

Rural Scotland Is Rated A Very Good Place to Live

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the Rural Scotland Key Facts 2018. The publication brings together previously published statistics on a range of key policy...
Rural Heroes

Call for Rural Heroes

Community groups, voluntary organisations and elected representatives are being encouraged to nominate Rural Heroes to ensure the voice of the whole of rural Scotland...
Young Farmers’ Scotch Lamb Bale Art Competition

Young Farmers’ Scotch Lamb Bale Art Competition Returns to Scottish Fields

What do giant cows, Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men, teddy bears and clowns have in common?   They’re all previous entrants of the annual Young...
EMMA HARPER PRAISES 'TRAILBLAZING' RETIRED FARMERS GROUP

EMMA HARPER PRAISES ‘TRAILBLAZING’ RETIRED FARMERS GROUP

Emma Harper MSP recently attended a meeting of the Retired Farmers Group in Castle Douglas, which she described as a "trailblazing" initiative which will undoubtedly...
new vision forestry Scotland

A new vision for forestry in Scotland

Views are being sought on a new draft Forestry Strategy for Scotland which aims to make the most of precious forestry resources and help...

CROSS BORDER THREAT TO REGIONS RED SQUIRREL POPULATION

A real threat to Dumfries and Galloways thriving Red Squirrel population could be an environmental disaster  as a north of England group that protect...
SRUC FACILITY PROPOSED

NEW £35 MILLION SRUC FACILITY PROPOSED FOR DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

Scotland’s Rural College (“SRUC”), a leader in the advancement, communication and translation of knowledge throughout the rural sector, has today announced the first phase...

A Study of the fish population in Loch Ken is published

During 2016 and 2017, Galloway Fisheries Trust undertook a study of the fish, fisheries and anglers of Loch Ken. This was to assess the...
BBC Disclosure Dark Side Dairy

Dumfries and Galloway Farmer Has His say about the ‘The Dark Side of Dairy’

David Finlay is dairy farmer from Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway, tonight in a BBC documentary he tells how he has stopped...
Pilot Grassland Improvement Programme

Farmers Sought for Pilot Grassland Improvement Programme

Farmers in Scotland, and throughout Great Britain, are being sought to take part in GrassCheckGB, a pilot programme set to help farmers improve their...