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Record year for Scottish forestry

October 12, 2015

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.


Jo Ewart Mackenzie: January a time for exciting new ventures

January 21, 2017

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.


Hail to the chief: clan leaders and their day jobs

January 18, 2016

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.


Chivas digs in at Glenlivet

September 2, 2015

Work on the expansion of the Glenlivet distillery started yesterday as its owners aim to double production of the in-demand single malt.


Jane Craigie: Ignore soil at your peril

January 16, 2017

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.


Final monitor farm revealed in Angus

January 16, 2017

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.


Mackie’s results undimmed despite tragic loss

February 27, 2015

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.