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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.


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.


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.


James Hutton hit by funding shortfall

January 3, 2015

Directors of the James Hutton Institute (JHI) said plans to increase its revenues was a realisable ambition, although income did not meet a shortfall in funding last year, according to the firm's accounts.


Boost for salmon as sea lice tackled

May 31, 2014

Salmon eggs with improved resistance to sea lice will be made available for sale later this year by aquaculture firm Landcatch in what has been described as a major advance for the industry.