The Scottish forestry industry produced a record 7.5 million tonnes of wood in 2014, accounting for 57% of all UK soft wood, figures revealed today will show.
Scottish producers sold more than £1billion-worth of food and drink to Asia last year, according to newly released figures.
Almost two million pounds worth of quad bikes, farm tools and fuel were stolen from Scottish farms and rural properties in 2013, according to the NFU Mutual, the leading insurance company in the rural market.
Somewhere between 90 and 95% of all the potatoes produced in Scotland are grown on land rented on an annual basis by the merchants from farmers. This has been the system for the past 60 odd years as investment in specialist machinery gave some growers an advantage while others opted out of growing the crop.