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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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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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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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Growing Rural Talent – A Pathway into Agriculture (and much more)

Scottish agriculture is addressing the twin challenge of creating pathways into our sector and growing the rural talent within it writes NFU Scotland’s Skills Development Policy Manager George Jamieson.

11/03/2021

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Call to respond to Communications Code Changes

Infrastructure is key to improved connectivity around telecommunications. That is why Tom French, chair of NFU Scotland’s Legal and Technical Committee is urging members to get involved in the current review of the Electronics Communication Code (ECC).

09/03/2021

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Young Scottish Farmers and Crofters Targeted by Cyber Criminals – Jenny Campbell Guest Blog

Young Scots in agriculture are proving easy bait for cyber criminals writes Jenny Campbell, Regional Manager for the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC).

05/03/2021

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Twenty years on from FMD 2001 - Robin Spence remembers

When I was asked to write about my experience of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), I thought it was impossible to describe the scale and horror of the disaster that overtook our lives 20 years ago writes Robin Spence, Roberthill, Lockerbie.

26/02/2021

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A Comment (and Conclusion?) on Convergence

With convergence funding spent, attention must turn to the future writes Director of Policy Jonnie Hall.

25/02/2021

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Get involved in Red Tractor Review

Red Tractor Assurance is undertaking a periodic review of farm assurance standards across multiple sectors and we need members to get engaged writes Vice President Andrew Connon.

23/02/2021

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Twenty years on from FMD 2001 – Scotland’s Chief Vet remembers

Today (19 February 2021) marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak of 2001 – the worst the UK has ever experienced recalls Sheila Voas, Chief Veterinary Officer (Scotland).

19/02/2021

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