North-east food and farming firm, Mackie's, is celebrating its 30 years in business with the production of quarter of a million "vintage" ice cream tubs.
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.
Variety development ‘twists and turns’ over the last 50 years have been visualised in a new video animation published by levy body AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
A north-east animal feed business has become a purveyor of high end country fashions to customers in the south of England since it launched its retail website.
The first column of the year is always a challenge to write, mainly because there is not all that much of note happening on the farm or on the milk processing side of the business. Even the school calendar and family wall planner are fairly quiet this month.
Walk down the dairy aisle in any big supermarket and the special offers jump off the shelves. “Four pints for one pound”, trumpets one brand, while another offers “Two litres for eighty-nine pence”. Consumers have never had it so good.
A North-east farm shop is ringing in the New Year by encouraging people to think locally and support independent retailers in the wake of the biggest year for food and drink in Scotland.
NFU Scotland’s Highland region has a new chairman as Tain farmer Jim Whiteford steps down from the post.
The host of Scotland’s new pig monitor farm is confident that, despite the vagaries of the pig market, there are many opportunities for the sector.
The farming grandparents of Defra Minister George Eustice could provide the unlikely inspiration for Britain's new agricultural policy, a dairy conference learned yesterday in Glasgow.
The powerful protest group, Farmers For Action (FFA) is to lead members and supporters on an industry march to Downing Street later this month.
Farmers expect to hear next week if they are to be allowed more flexibility to manage gravel bars in rivers in the wake of January’s flooding across Scotland.
Angus farmer Caroline Millar has been appointed the new chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC).
Clan chiefs were once fierce warriors who would lead their kinsmen into battle, raising their claymores high above their heads as they charged across heather and moor. As the heads of their families, the chiefs were leaders and protectors, defending their clans’ livestock and crops against rivals from both near and far. Fast-forward several hundred years and chiefs now play a wide variety of very different roles in the lives of their clans. Some will preside at clan gatherings in their native land, welcoming guests from throughout the world to our shores, while others will travel to far flung corners of the globe such as Australia and the United States to visit members of the Scottish diaspora and officiate at events including dinners, dances and Highland games.
The Scottish Government has revealed plans to increase its annual tree planting target from 10,000 hectares to 15,000 hectares by 2025 - an increase from around 22 million to 33 million trees every year.
The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has launched a recruitment drive after revealing the surprise departure of its boss Stephen Hutt.
After months of speculation and pressure Theresa May bowed to the inevitable this week and set out her Brexit negotiating position.
A north-east rapeseed oil producer has struck a deal to supply Aldi worth £100,000.
Work on the expansion of the Glenlivet distillery started yesterday as its owners aim to double production of the in-demand single malt.
For the past decade, the jolt of returning to work after Hogmanay is always a stark, but a welcome one, as I make my way down to the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) as part of my role running the event’s marketing and media activities.
Feed manufacturing giant Harbro has snapped up a family-owned Elgin firm.
Luckily the majority of the livestock judging was finished before the forecasted heavy rain arrived at Orkney's County Show on Saturday - making for a rather dreich afternoon.
A farm in Angus has been chosen as the ninth and final monitor project being established in Scotland as part of a joint initiative by Quality Meat Scotland and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
Elections will be held for the Scottish Government body set up to regulate crofting in the Highlands and Islands in March.
Fundraising for the fifth Great Glen Challenge, which raises money for Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, is to be launched at the Royal Highland Show.
Scottish livestock enterprises are still stubbornly typified by a top third of producers who consistently outperform the rest.
One of the north-east's best known ice-cream makers enjoyed a boost in sales due to balmy summer weather - despite facing a sad year clouded by the loss of the husband and wife team that led the firm, Maitland and Halldis Mackie.
Farm Safety Week has been launched in Scotland with a warning from Laurencekirk farmer Ian Argo about the impact of a tractor accident which left him injured and off work for six months.
The falling price of milk and livestock in the UK has knocked results for agricultural giant Carr's Group.
A slightly reduced show of dairy cattle did not dim the obvious enjoyment of the packed ringside who watched the judging at Agriscot on Wednesday when nearly all the top awards went to Scottish breeders.
Britain's eventual exit from the European Union will be disorderly and akin to getting kicked out of the pub at closing time according to environmental activist George Monbiot.
Two new “starter units” have been created for young farmers by the Scottish Government.