NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick has released a statement on the spell of good weather we are currently enjoying and the ongoing impact for farmers.
Farmers in the North East of Scotland are gearing up for the fifth annual charity event in memory of the popular agricultural journalist Joe Watson. The Joe Watson Testimonial Stockjudging competition will take place at Dorsell near Alford on Friday 18 May.
A 34-year-old man has been charged after 65 lambs were attacked during a sheep worrying incident near Turriff on Friday
Police Scotland is appealing for information after equipment was stolen from a rural property near Turriff in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A farm in Fyvie was also targetted on Monday night.
The latest Shelf Watch study carried out by NFU Scotland has shown that the Co-operative stores in Turriff & Fyvie along with those in Aberfeldy, Crieff, Newmachar, Fraserburgh and Dyce are selling British Lamb rather than Scottish Lamb. The study also showed that 11 percent of lamb available in Scottish supermarkets is imported – almost […]
A leading panel of speakers from across the UK will debate the impact of Brexit at a major event in North East Scotland on Monday, 31 July. Turriff Show, which runs on both Sunday 30 July and Monday 31 July, is a highlight in the farming calendar. On the second day of the show, NFU […]
NFU Scotland’s North East Region continues to recognise the incredible contribution of the late Joe Watson to food and agriculture in the region. Joe, former Agricultural Editor at the Press and Journal died suddenly in 2014. Every year since then, the region has held an annual charity stockjudging and social evening, donating thousands of pounds […]
NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply to Police Scotland for an agricultural dispensation for wide vehicle movements. In 2015, the Union agreed with Police Scotland that this scheme would mean that members with wide vehicles can apply for the dispensation to avoid having to notify police for each individual movement. Police notification […]
Livestock worrying in Scotland has hit a seven-year high. As farmers and crofters enter a busy time of year for lambing and calving, the losses that are caused by livestock worrying can be devastating. Last year saw the highest number of instances from over the last seven years, prompting the union to renew its plea […]
Andrew McCornick, President of NFU Scotland has written a letter appealing to dog owners to keep their pets under control inline with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, in the coming weeks and months. Dear Sir or Madam, We are asking dog walkers in your area to take precautions when out walking in the countryside in […]