Scotland's rural economy secretary has become embroiled in a hunting row after he highlighted the use of dogs to kill foxes as way of protecting capercaillie.
A “glut” of tree seeds harvested this year could help Scotland meet climate change targets for years to come, forestry bosses have said.
Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160 million of EU convergence funds to Scottish farmers.
Work on the troubled Cairngorm funicular railway will finally begin in May - operators revealed yesterday - as a new attraction on the mountain was officially launched to boost tourism.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes.
The Scottish Tories have called for government farm subsidy loan payments to be increased to 100% of what a farmer or crofter is due.
A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to newly appointed Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers asking for assurances over the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) after Brexit.
Farmers and crofters will be offered Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) loans once again this year.
Almost nine in 10 Scots believe farming is vital to economic growth, according to a new poll.
The £600 million drive to give every Scottish property superfast broadband by 2021 has been hit by delays, prompting fears the target will be missed.
A promise to work with the industry to reverse the decline in cattle numbers was given yesterday by Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing.
The Scottish Government has asked Defra to deliver almost £110 million in extra Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) support to farmers and crofters north of the border.
New measures to improve the safety of fishermen at sea will be announced at Skipper Expo International in Aberdeen today.
Fergus Ewing will mark devolution's 20th anniversary by remembering the role played by his mother Winnie in re-establishing the Scottish Parliament after almost 300 years.
Staff overtime costs for the Scottish Government’s beleaguered farm payments IT system have totalled more than £1.8 million since 2015.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has been personally challenged twice in recent days to do more to encourage an increase in beef cow numbers.
Fergus Ewing has said Brexit poses a major risk to fish processing as he warned the loss of its EU workforce would threaten the industry’s future.
Newly published guidance about tree planting on tenanted land appears to have done little to mitigate tenant farmers’ deep-seated suspicion of forestry.
More than half of Scottish farms would have made a loss last year without subsidy support, despite average farm incomes being at a six-year high.
Two new Scottish agri-tourism monitor farms have been created.
The Fisheries Minister has insisted that access to Scottish waters must not be used as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit negotiations.
A group of eight forestry apprentices is embarking on a new two-year training programme at the Scottish School of Forestry.
Farmers and crofters will soon receive loan offer letters for the Scottish Government’s National Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS).
Scottish Government has announced the creation of a new group to drive forward the recommendations of the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA).
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government to give Scottish farmers and crofters compensation in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Six food processing firms from the north and north-east have landed a funding boost to improve their facilities.
MSPs last night backed calls for urgent action to tighten the regulation of fish farms and minimise the industry’s impact on the environment.
More than 80 farmers and crofters are still waiting for subsidy support payments from 2015.
Farming lobbyists appeared to make some headway yesterday in their campaign to force the Scottish Government to maintain Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) at 100% of current levels.
A “screeching U-turn” on cuts to Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments hijacked a Holyrood debate on the future of rural policy yesterday.
The Scottish Government has confirmed further cuts to Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments for the next two years.