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Tackling Mental Health and Wellbeing in Rural Communities – Jim Hume Guest Blog

Working and living rurally can often be isolating at the best of times, but with the Covid crisis this has only accentuated that problem, and we know that isolation can lead to poorer mental health. Many of us have been unable to meet our family, friends, and colleagues in this last year and that has taken its toll.

15/04/2021

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Scottish Government Proposals on Slurry and Silage are ‘Excessively Blunt and Ill-Thought-Out’

NFU Scotland has condemned Scottish Government proposals for silage, slurry and digestate as excessively blunt and ill-thought-out.

13/04/2021

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Delivering Stability to Farming and Crofting in Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas – Robert Macdonald Guest Blog

Over the last five weeks NFU Scotland has highlighted the significant progress which has been achieved in delivering stability to farming and crofting in Scotland’s less favoured areas (LFA).

13/04/2021

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Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme Payments Underway

The Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) supports producers breeding beef calves from suckler cows, ensuring that herds remain at a level that sustains Scotland’s commercial beef industry.

08/04/2021

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Posters Educate Public on Responsible Access to Farmland

NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Group are reminding members that they have developed a range of colourful, educational posters which are free for all farmers and crofters to download and fill out.

07/04/2021

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Union Calls for Action on White-Tailed Sea Eagles

As members of the National Sea Eagle Stakeholder Panel and representing farmers and crofters who have endured, in some cases, decades of predation by white-tailed eagles (WTE), NFU Scotland does not believe enough is being done to address key issues and deliver the White-tailed Eagle Action Plan led by NatureScot.

07/04/2021

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Mental Health Film Trailer Launch

A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”, with the trailer now available to view

05/04/2021

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New Appointment to NFU Scotland Policy Team

Sarah joins the Union’s Edinburgh based Head Office team to lead on the already highly regarded lobbying work being done on key environmental issues including water and air quality, pesticides, biodiversity, farm plastics and flooding.

05/04/2021

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Scottish Agricultural Support Arrangements must be kept Separate from New Approach to Subsidy Control

NFU Scotland has called on agricultural support arrangements to be separated from a new UK approach to subsidy control.

01/04/2021

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Dogs and the countryside – Guest blog from The Kennel Club

We know dog ownership has huge physical and mental health benefits for the whole family and one of the most important and enjoyable elements for most dog owners is getting out in the fresh air to take their dogs on a walk, especially during the pandemic writes Dr Ed Hayes, Head of Public Affairs at The Kennel Club.

01/04/2021

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