Articles by Douglas Ross

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Argyll and Bute MP Visits Oban Livestock Centre

The Oban office for NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual organised Brendan O’Hara MP’s visit to the Oban Livestock Centre, which was celebrating 25 years since it’s opening, on Friday 17 May.



Farmers Reminded of Requirement to Apply for Agricultural Dispensation Ahead of Harvest

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply to Police Scotland for an agricultural dispensation for wide vehicle movements ahead of the busy harvest period.



Union Joins Glenrath and Tesco to Discuss Converting to Barn Eggs

NFU Scotland met with representatives from the Campbell family of Glenrath Farms and Tesco on Thursday 9 May at the farm’s Millennium site, near Peebles, where they are converting their existing colony production units into an impressive barn system.



NFUS Host Fringe Event at Conservative Conference

NFU Scotland has rounded off its attendance at all the spring political party conferences by hosting a high-profile fringe event at the Scottish Conservative Conference in Aberdeen today (Friday 3 May) with Secretary of State Michael Gove MP and Convenor of the Rural Economy Committee Edward Mountain MSP.



Two Weeks Till Single Application Form (SAF) Deadline

With the Single Application Form (SAF) window closing on Wednesday 15 May, NFU Scotland is encouraging crofters and farmers to prioritise filling out their forms as soon as possible.



Agri Vehicle Workshops Being Held at St Boswells and Cupar in May

Members have the opportunity to learn about keeping their agricultural vehicles fit for purpose and road legal as part of two workshops coming to St Boswells and Cupar in May.



Contracts High on Milk Committee Agenda

The new look NFU Scotland Milk Committee discussed a full agenda including Brexit and product promotion, but the single most important issue being milk contract regulation.



Pigs Chairman's Blog 29 March 2019

Following the release of the Agricultural Census a fortnight ago, NFUS Pigs Chairman Jamie Wyllie discusses the statistics for Scotland’s pig farms and the Scottish Industry as a whole.



Fife Farmers Warned of Increase in Rural Crime

The beginning of March has seen three tractors stolen from farmers in the Fife area, which is on top of the significant increase seen in the area over the last three months, leading NFU Scotland, with Police Scotland, to issue a warning to all local farmers.



Scottish Beef in Good Supply at Major Supermarkets

Over a two week period NFU Scotland staff and members have been in some of Scotland’s most popular supermarket chains to get a snapshot of the amount of home-produced beef available over imported beef.


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