A builder has been fined for drunkenly stealing a cap from a city sports shop by putting it on underneath his hard hat.
Farm leaders yesterday called for certainty and clarity over the way in which industry will transition from the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) into post-Brexit policy.
Payments worth more than £300 million will start arriving in the bank accounts of farmers and crofters today.
No plans have been drawn up for post-Brexit farm payments, the Scottish Government has admitted, leading to accusations of a “dereliction of duty”.
Scottish farmers are being reminded of changes to greening rules under the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap).
Scottish farmers and crofters will be offered another loan for Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) payments in the coming weeks, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has revealed.
More than a year has passed since Fergus Ewing was appointed cabinet secretary for the rural economy in the Scottish Government.
Michael Gove has warned America it can’t “simply walk out of the room when the heat is on”, saying he “deeply regrets” Donald Trump’s approach to the Paris climate change agreement.
A row has erupted after the SNP questioned the UK Government's commitment to engaging with the EU on the future of farm subsidy payments post-Brexit.
Theresa May launched a fierce attack on the Scottish Government yesterday as new Tory Andrew Bowie accused the SNP of "failing rural Scotland".
More than one in 10 Scottish farmers have still not received EU farm payments as the deadline looms.
One in five farmers have still not received their EU subsidies with less than a week to go before the deadline, rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed.
The Scottish Government is facing mounting pressure to publish an internal report into its troubled farm payments IT system.
Scottish Government's beleaguered farm payments IT system is unlikely to be fully functional until next year at the earliest, according to an Audit Scotland report published today .
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday said the UK Government's failure to deliver Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) convergence uplift monies was costing Scottish hill farmers up to £14,000 each over a six-year period.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has hailed improvements to the Scottish Government's troubled farm payments IT system.
The Scottish Government has opened the application window for this year's Single Application Form (SAF).
Council chiefs have come under pressure to dump a wish list of major leisure projects and channel the cash into education after it emerged pupil numbers in eight primary schools in Inverness will be capped this year.
A political spat has erupted over the cost of maintaining and improving the Scottish Government's troubled farm payments IT system.
Holyrood's public audit committee has called on Scottish Government to provide monthly updates on how it is progressing with farm subsidy payments.
Scottish Government has been forced to launch another cash advance scheme to farmers to prevent prolonged delays to subsidy payments again this year.
Farmers and crofters in remote areas are still waiting for nearly £10million in extra subsidy support, claims NFU Scotland.
A group of 36 Conservative MPs has written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for a change in farm subsidy payments to make them more green.
The Scottish Government has come under fire for spending more than £6million on staff overtime when building its troubled farm payments IT system.
The UK Government today pledged to protect farmers' incomes amid the uncertainty prompted by the UK's vote to leave the EU.
A north-east farmer who is still waiting for last year's subsidy payment has accused Scottish Government of neglecting new entrants.
The Scottish Government yesterday failed to give an exact date for when all remaining direct subsidy payments will be delivered to farmers and crofters.
The Brexit bombshell has left Brussels reeling as I discovered this week.
Farm support will be top of the agenda when the first post-referendum conversation takes place between Scottish and Westminster farm ministers on Monday.
Farm minister Fergus Ewing yesterday said the bulk of farmers and crofters should have received their final subsidy payment by now.
The beginning of the end of Scotland's farm support payments nightmare began yesterday when the Government announced that the first 500 farmers had been paid the 20% balance of Cap funds they were owed.
Scotland’s new Cabinet secretary for rural economy, Fergus Ewing, yesterday said he had been getting “in aboot it” in a bid to resolve problems with the government’s ailing farm payments IT system.