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Current Topics

JUNE 2016

29th June 2016

BREXIT WINS IN THE EU REFERENDUM

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

22nd June 2016

RUTH DAVIDSON DISAPPOINTS

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

20th June 2016

GRAB THE CHANCE TO LEAVE THE EU ON 23 JUNE

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

3rd June 2016

SNP MESS UP SCOTLANDíS RURAL ECONOMY, LOCHHEAD OUT - SWINNEY TRANSFERRED

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

MAY 2016

23rd May 2016

SCOTTISH GENERAL ELECTION A CREDIBLE OPPOSITION PARTY EMERGES

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

23rd May 2016

Former Scottish Minister Loses Seat

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

MARCH 2014

7th March 2014

Underneath The Arches: a story of death and public money

Kenneth Roy,
editor of The Scottish Review

FEBRUARY 2014

27th February 2014

Open letter to CDT Chair

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

27th February 2014

Comrie Conversation 19th November 2013: Further Comment

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

19th February 2014

Scottish Referendum: The embarrassing stance of Salmond

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

JANUARY 2014

22nd January 2014

 

Concern over Evidence2Success survey of schools by Perth & Kinross Council
Dee Thomas, mother of 10 yr old research subject

 

19th January 2014

 

Suspended? The case against the school survey
James Irvine, Cultybraggan Farm,Comrie

 

18th January 2014

 

Response to Tim Hobbs
Mary Brown, Retired Sociology Researcher

 

17th January 2014

 

Taking the parents out of the picture
Kat Penker, parent

 

16th January 2014

 

Why we asked those 'sensitive' questions
Tim Hobbs, Lead Researcher, Social Research Unit, Dartington

 

8th January 2014

 

At year's end, a victory for the parents
Kenneth Roy, editor of The Scottish Review

 

7th January 2014

 

Scotland's prying state
Kenneth Roy, editor of The Scottish Review

 

DECEMBER 2013

18th December 2013

Comrie Conversation, Scottish Referendum

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

JULY 2010

15th July 2010

Comrie Development Trust's buyout of Army Cadet Camp at Cultybraggan faces financial crisis

James Irvine
Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

April 2010

Gordon Brown’s launch was as grim as an undertakers’ tea party

Ann Treneman
Parliamentary Sketch: The Times

December 2007

Thursday 20th December 2007

 

Dunedin Consort, director John Butt, gave a superb performance of Handel's Messiah, Queens Hall, Edinburgh 17th December 07
James Irvine

 

Wednesday 19th December 2007

 

The next time the floods come we've got to be better prepared
Valerie Elliott: Consumer Editor, The Times

 

Sunday 16th December 2007

 

Challenging year ahead for farmers - but grounds for optimism
Edwin Gillanders:
Editor, Farm North East

 

Saturday 15th December 2007

 

A Christmas Fantasia marred by appalling acoustics. Chapter House Singers at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
James Irvine: Editor: www.land-care.org.uk

 

Thursday 13th December 2007

 

Go on, upset your masters. The new chief scientist must not shy away from speaking unwelcome truths
Magnus Linklater: Editor, Scottish Edition, The Times

 

Saturday 01 December 2007

 

Not so much Stalin as Mr Bean: Gordon Brown is made to play the fool in stage farce
Ann Treneman: Parliamentary Sketch, The Times

 

November 2007

Friday 23rd November 2007

 

Flight is the only refuge as the big guns turn on Gordon Brown and Two Jobs Des
Ann Treneman: Parliamentary Sketch, The Times

 
 

Sorry story tests Gordon Brown to the limit
Ann Treneman: Parliamentary Sketch, The Times

 

Thursday 22nd November 2007

 

Another Scottish Labour nasty ASBO at "politician of the year" bash at Prestonfield House Hotel
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 21st November 2007

 

Ouch. The Chancellor is caught between a crock and hard place
Ann Treneman: Parliamentary Sketch, The TImes

 

Friday 16th November 2007

 

Only cover-up was of the famous cleavage in Westminster
Ann Treneman: Parliamentary Sketch, The Times

 

October 2007

Wednesday 31st October 2007

 

Livestock enterprises in Scotland's uplands are facing ever deepening problems: and so is the land on which they are based
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 26th October 2007

 

'Daveheart' victorious after heated battle with his auld enemy. A parliamentary sketch
Ann Treneman: Columnist, The Times

 

Friday 12th October 2007

 

Ah, a bit of rapacious capitalism. How we missed it. The single mindedness of RBS
Magnus Linklater: Editor, Scottish Edition of The Times

 

Thursday 4th October 2007

 

Royal Mail strike for 5 days is reminiscent of how the printers ruined much of their UK industry
Editorial

 

Monday 1st October 2007

 

"Eat less meat": response to the counter argument
Michael Northcott: Professor of Ethics, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

 

September 2007

Sunday 30th September 2007

 

"Eat less meat" advocates Professor Northcott in The TIMES:
"for the sake of the renewal of a local ecological sustainable economy".
Why so?

James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Saturday 15th September 2007

 

Comrie Community Trust celebrates its buy-out of Cultybraggan Camp, but admits it does not know what to do with it
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 12th September 2007

 

Concern over Comrie Development Trust Community Buy Out continues
Editorial

 

Thursday 6th September 2007

 

Could anyone, other than a Community, buy an excellent nine hole course for £31,100?
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 5th September 2007

 

So, Comrie Development Trust Ltd is set to take possession of Cultybraggan Army Camp in a couple of days
James Irvine: Ordinary Member of CDT, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

August 2007

Thursday 23rd August 2007

 

Comrie Development Trust had a shaky AGM, but nevertheless voted to buy Cultybraggan Army Camp through Land Reform legislation
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Monday 20th August 2007

 

Slow and steady wins many races ... but not them all
Magnus Linklater: Editor, Scottish Edition of The Times

 

Saturday 18th August 2007

 

Comments on the Comrie Bulletin: "the case for purchase". But the case is not made.
James Irvine: Comrie Resident

   
 

To all nominated members of the Comrie Development Trust Board looking to be returned on Monday 20th August
Dee Cooper: Comrie Resident

 

Friday 17th August 2007

 

Concern over the management by the Board of Comrie Development Trust regarding the Community Right to Buy Cultybraggan Army Camp
Kirsty McIntosh: Former Comrie Community Councillor and Interim Member of Comrie Development Trust

 
 

Cultybraggan Camp Purchase:: comments to Comrie Development Trust Secretary, 14th August 07
Hugh Rose: Comrie Resident

   

 

Comments on the CDT open meeting, 13th August, on Community Right to Buy Cultybraggan Army Camp: an email to the Editor
Ian Thomas: Culloch School House, Blairinroar, Comrie, Perthshire
 

Thursday 16th August 2007

 

Comrie Community Right to Buy: yet again the Press Release from the CDT Secretary does not truly reflect what happened at a key open meeting
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Tuesday 14th August 2007

 

So where is the business plan for Community Right to Buy Cultybraggan Camp?
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Monday 6th August 2007

 

Beware the jobsworth with a target, my son. Why do quangos pay bonuses for simply doing a job properly?
Magnus Linklater: Editor, Scottish Edition of The Times

 

July 2007

Saturday 28th July 2007

 

Landward (BBC Scotland TV) highlights the absurdity of Scotland's Agricultural Wages Board for young would-be entrants to farming
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 18th July 2007

 

Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK's Chief Medical Advisor, should be summarily sacked
Dr James Irvine: Formerly Consultant Physician, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

 

Monday 16th July 2007

 

The Ramblers and Perth & Kinross Council face legal costs of £200,000 after failing in their case to get public access to grounds surrounding Kinfauns Castle, Perthshire
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 6th July 2007

 

NBA appoints successor to its retiring chief executive
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

June 2007

Sunday 17th June 2007

 

Women won't like this, but Sugar was right and fair. Why not ask a job applicant about her childcare plans?
Magnus Linklater: Columnist The Times and Editor of the Scottish Edition

 

Saturday 16th June 2007

 

Inappropriate response by The Scottish Farmer regarding the attempt by NBA to resolve the dispute with splinter group SBCA
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Thursday 14th June 2007

 

Landward, a second excellent programme: Friday 8th June, 7.00pm, BBC2 Scotland
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 13th June 2007

 

NBA's management vindicated by its 2006 accounts: the need for unity at this time of adversity
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybragan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 8th June 2007

 

Ugly, complicated, forgettable: it'll be a great success. Magnus Linklater on that logo.
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, The Times and Editor of the Scottish Edition

 

Sunday 3rd June 2007

 

Nick Nairn hosts new Landward progamme on Scottish BBC TV
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

May 2007

Saturday 26th May 2007

 

Will the last person in Scotland in 2020 turn out the light? The SNP's energy policy is utterly untenable.
Magnus Linklater: Editor, Scottish Edition of The Times

 

Thursday 17th May 2007

 

Scotland's new Parliament: the election of the Presiding Officer
Editorial

 

Wednesday 16th May 2007

 

Reality kicks in as shortages bite
Eddie Gillanders: Editor, Farm North East

 

Monday 7th May 2007

 

Scottish election results
Editorial

 

Tuesday 1st May 2007

 

Thoughts on whom to vote for in the Scottish elections, 3rd May 07
Editorial

 

April 2007

Monday 9th April 2007 (Easter Monday)

 

Perfect Spring weather at Cultybraggan Farm: but poor political and economic outlook.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultygraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

March 2007

Sunday 25th March 2007

 

The Scottish Wages Board shambles continues: and Labour say they want to keep it.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 23rd March 2007

 

Gordon Brown's budget is a kick in the teeth for the rural community
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 2nd March 2007

 

Eight years of Ross Finnie as Scottish Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs: what did he have to say for himself at NFUS agm, Dunblane, February 2007?
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

February 2007

Sunday 4th February 2007

 

Why the Glencoe massacre holds a timely lesson for Blair
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Friday 2nd February 2007

 

The future of tenant farming in Scotland
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

January 2007

Monday 29th January 2007

 

The more we learn about ourselves, the more we find we have in common
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Thursday 4th January 2007

 

Sad comments from DEFRA's David Miliband at Oxford Farming Conference: and not much better from David Cameron
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie Perthshire

 

December 2006

Sunday 17th December 2006

 

Twisted logic of rural post office closures is an affront to community
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Monday 4th December 2006

 

SAC Outlook Conference 2006: "Making positive choices" 14th Nov 06,
Part 3: "Opportunities for cereals and bioenergy"

James Irvine: Teviot Scientific at Edinburgh and at Cultybraggan Farm, Perthshire

 

Saturday 2nd December 2006

 

SAC Outlook Conference 2006: "Making positive choices". 14th Nov 06
Part 2: "Opportunities for livestock businesses". Part 2: Sandy Ramsay, Group Manager, SAC Select Services

James Irvine: Teviot Scientific at Edinburgh and at Cultybraggan Farm, Perthshire

 

November 2006

Friday 24th November 2006

 

SAC Outlook Conference 2006: "Making positive choices". 14th November, Murrayfield.
Part 1: Keynote address - Peter Russell, Head of Rural Group, SEERAD

James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Sunday 12th November 2006

 

Biofuels workshop: Grangemouth 9th November 2006
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific at Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 3rd November 2006

 

Closure of local garage indicative of a more widespread decline in rural facilities
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

October 2006

Thursday 26th Octoebr 2006

 

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board aims another shot at the feet of Scottish farming
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Monday 9th October 2006

 

If lawyers want an independent judiciary it's time they fought for one
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Thursday 5th October 1006

 

Disingenuous comments from Tesco boss on announcement of record
£1bn profit in six months

James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

September 2006

Wednesday 20th September 2006

 

Fears over approaching meltdown on UK dairy farms
Editoria
l

 

Sunday 10th September 2006

 

Comrie Development Trust starts its bid for Community right to Buy: the latest episode in the sad saga of Cultybraggan Army Camp
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie, Perthshire

 
 

Kelso Ram Sales 2006
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 6th September 2006

 

NBA's Scotland's new Council astonished that handover of bank accounts and other records has not been made
Editorial

 

August 2006

Thursday 31st August 2006

 

Harvest at Cultybraggan finished on 30th August - a record
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 25th August 2006

 

Harvest in the Southern Uplands of Scotland: if you want the landscape and local food you will need to support it in a sensible way.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Saturday 19th August 2006

 

The barley harvest so far at Cultybraggan - and what it might mean for the future
James Irvine: Farmer, Cultybraggan, Comrie, Perthshire
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Saturday 12th August 2006

 

UK security on critical and Middle East war worsens. The Prime Minister is on holiday, the Deputy Prime Minister is John Prescott and the Foreign Secretary is Margaret Beckett who is caravaning in France.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific Publications, Edinburgh and Perthshire

 

Thursday 3rd August 1006

 

The Tommy Sheridan case reflects badly on all sides - whatever the outcome
Editorial

 

July 2006

Monday 31sy July 2006

 

A major relief if Brown would give art a break.
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Sunday 30th July 2006

 

Food security and the start of World War 3.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland

 

Wednesday 12th July 2006

 

My visit to the Royal Highland Show 2006
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

June 2006

Tuesday 20th June 2006

 

Releasing rural prosperity - 3
Paper given at SCA annual conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"

Alistair Rutherford: Country Sports Tourism Group

 

Friday 9th June 2006

 

Opportunities for the Scottish Beef Council: but let's stop the squabbling
Edwin Gillanders: Editor, Farm North East

 

Wednesday 7th June 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland: Links between Norway and Scotland
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Tuesday 6th June 2006

 

Profligate waste of public money on relocation of SNH
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Monday 5th June 2006

 

Protected cormorants blamed for the demise of trout fishing on Loch Leven, under the management of SNH
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Sunday 4th June 2006

 

Concluding remarks
Paper presented at the 4th annual SCA conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Tony Andrews: Chief Executive, Scottish Countryside Alliance

 

Saturday 3rd June 2006

 

Rural housing
Paper presented at the 4th annual SCA conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Andrew Bradford: Kincardine Estate

 

Thursday 1st June 2006

 

Tombuie Smokehouse
Paper presented at 4th annual SCA conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Sally Crystal: Tombuie Smokehouse, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

 

May 2006

Wednesday 31st May 2006

 

Biodiesel
Paper presented at 4th annual SCA conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Jay Crawford: Dowhill Farm Shop & Restaurant, Turnberry

 

Monday 29th May 2006

 

Releasing rural prosperity - 2
Paper presented at 4th annual SCA conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Colin Williamson: Chief Executive for Dumfries &Galloway, Scottish Enterprise

 

Sunday 28th May 2006

 

Releasing rural prosperity - 1.
Paper presented at 4th annual SCA conference,
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Edinburgh 25th April 2006

James Withers: Deputy Chief Executive, NFU Scotland

 

Saturday 27th May 2006

 

Update on Marine Parks: A view from a member of Action Against Marine Parks
Kirsty Macleod: Ardlarach, Letterfinlay, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire

 

Thursday 25th May 2006

 

Iain Mathers elected elected as new interim chairman of the Scottish Beef Council: the old lot sacked
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Tuesday 23rd May 2006

 

Power-seeking rebels in the executive of the Scottish region of the NBA prepare to break away from the UK body
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comre, Perthshire

 

Saturday 20th May 2006

 

Land management - a mix of stewardship. The Crown Estate.
Paper presented at the SCA conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006".
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th Ap;ril 2006

Chris Bourchier: Director of the Rural Estate, The Crown Estate
.

 

Thursday 18th May 2006

 

Land management - a mix of stewardship. The Assynt Community buyout.
Paper presented at 4th SCA annual conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006".
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Alastair Macaskill: Chairman, Assynt Foundation

 

Wednesday 17th May 2006

 

"Honesty, reality and accountability"
Paper presented at the SCA annual conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Gordon Robertson: General Manager, Balnagown Estate

 

Tuesday 16th May 2006

 

Paper presented at the SCA annual conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Ian Jardine: Chief Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage

 

Monday 15th May 2006

 

Paper presented at the SCA annual conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Tom Miers: Chief Executive, The Policy Institute

 

Wednesday 10th May 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland: Maintaining the Forth Bridge
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Tuesday 9th May 2006

 

New action group to fight against the imposition of Coastal & Marine National Parks
Editorial

 

Monday 8th May 2006

 

"Big Govenrment in the countryside". Paper presented at SCA annual conference
"Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006"
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Struan Stevenson MEP

 
 

Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006
SCA annual conference, Royal Highlaand Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Kate Hoey MP: Chairman, Countryside Alliance

 

Wednesday 3rd May 2006

 

Introductory talk: "Who should run the countryside? Rural Scotland 2006".
SCA annual conference, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 25th April 2006

Tony Andrews: Chief Executive Scottish Countryside Alliance

 

April 2006

Sunday 30th April 2006

 

The disruptive behaviour of officebearers within the Scottish Beef Council towards the NBA must stop
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Saturday 29th April 2006

 

UK Government Rural Payment Agency in seriously damaging chaos
Editorial

 

Friday 28th April 2006

 

The Home Office cannot keep tabs on immigrant criminals, while farmers face severe penalties if they fail to keep tags on cattle and know where they are
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Thursday 27th April 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland: In an industry that has all the hallmarks of being in its sunset years, is there a business model that could give Scottish textiles a brighter tomorrow?
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Tuesday 18th April 2006

 

Showdown looming as NBA row comes to a head
Eddie Gillanders: Editor, Farm North East

 

Thursday 13th April 2006

 

Mounting anger poses huge threat of split in the NBA
The Courier: Dundee

 

Saturday 8th April 2006

 

My resignation from the committee of the Scottish Beef Council
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Sunday 2nd April 2006

 

Report of Mallaig meeting 25th March to consider proposed Coastal & Marine National Park
Kirsty Macleod: Ardlarach, Letterfinlay, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire

 

March 2006

Thursday 30th March 2006

 

The regrettable actions of the Executive of the Scottish Beef Council towards the National Beef Association
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggn Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Monday 27th March 2006

 

Public meeting to consider proposed Coastal & Marine National Park: Mallaig 25th March 2006
James Irvine: Editor, www.land-care.org.uk

 

Wednesday 22nd March 2006

 

Now the Germans won't buy Dutch chickens or eggs if the Dutch use vaccination
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific

 

Tuesday 21st March 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland: Could we be on the verge of losing another British industry?
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Saturday 11th March 2006

 

EU vets vote unanimously to lift the ban on the export of UK beef
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

February 2006

Wednesday 8th February 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland: After years of bad publicity the shooting industry is being positively promoted - but can it really become a big player in shaping agricultural policy or helping wildlife?
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

January 2006

Wednesday 25th January 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland: The seemingly unstoppable march of Tesco across the land is changing communities. But is trouble in store?
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday
Reproduced from Scotland on Sunday, Spectrum 22nd January 06, with permission

 

Wednesday 11th January 2006

 

A letter to our Rural Affairs Minister
A little girl.
with the kind permission of The Scottish Farmer

 

Thursday 5th January 2006

 

Linklater's Scotland. We were promised arts for all and a prominent place for culture on the political agenda. So what happened?
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Wednesday 4th January 2006

 

Another conference that ignored the problems: Review of the RSE conference "Creation of Wealth" Nov 2005
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Edinburgh & Perthshire

 

December 2005

Saturday 31st December 2005

 

World beaters? 2005 in review
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Thursday 29th December 2005

 

CLA comment on EU Budget - rural and environmental repercussions.
Prof. Allan Buckwell, Chief Economist, Country Land and Business Association, London

 

Saturday 17th December 2005

 

Talk up farming, don't talk it down and never mind reality.
Review of SAC Outlook Conference "Taking marketing opportunities" Nov 2005

James Irvine, Teviot Scientific at Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Sunday 11th December 2005

 

Advice from the National Beef Association
Robert Forster, Chief Executive, NBA

 

November 2005

Sunday 13th November 2005

 

Which David would be better for the Conservatives and for the Country?
Editorial

 

Thursday 10th November 2005

 

The parable of the last sheep
Lesley Riddoch: Journalist and Broadcaster
Reproduced from Sunday Herald, 6th Nov 2005

 

Monday 7th November 2005

 

Beef Shorthorn cattle in demand
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Sunday 6th November 2005

 

Farmers' strike? It is a rotten business
Charles Clover, Environment Editor, Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 200
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October 2005

Friday 21st October 2005

  The precipitous dismissal of QMS chairman
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire
 

Sunday 16th October 2005

  Scotland's continuing economic decline
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Edinburgh & Perthshire
 

September 2005

Tuesday 13th September 2005

 

Petrol at the village garage approaches £1 per litre
Editorial

 

Monday 12th September 2005

 

Kelso Ram Sales show a significant fall
Editorial

 

Thursday 8th September 2005

 

This year's harvest at Cultybraggan
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 7th September 2005

 

The architect of the anti-foxhunting (Scotland) Bill pleads guilty of being a drunken wilful fire raiser, endangering the lives of others as they slept in a prestigious Edinburgh hotel
Editorial

 

Tuesday 6th September 2005

 

Historic Scotland obstructs as it sits on its hands for 9 months
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Monday 5th September 2005

 

The welfare of grazing livestock and the designation of Environment Sensitive Area (ESA)
Paul Haskins: Sheep farmer, Camdn Farm, Radcost Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

 

August 2005

Monday 29th August 2005

 

Reduction of sheep flock at Cultybraggan
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Sunday 7th August 2005

 

Tour of Scottish monitor farm at Pitroddie: some fine views, but too little information
James Irvine, Editor, www.land-care.org.uk

 

Friday 5th August 2005

 

Scottish Executive deals another blow to Scottish industry in deference to Europe
Editorial

 

July 2005

Monday 11th July 2005

 

Making hay at Cultybraggan
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Thursday 7th July 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland: Sir Timothy Clifford
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

June 2005

Friday 24th June 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland: G8 summit at Gleneagles
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Tuesday 21st June 2005

 

The unhealthy relationships between the Scottish Executive, the Soil Association, the Scottish Agricultural College, the lobby group Environment LINK, and the media need to be addressed.
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Friday 17th June 2005

 

Director of National Institute of Economic and Social Research says that "the UK would be better off without farming" and that "farmers get paid for doing nothing".
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Thursday 16th June 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland: Scotland's budding tennis talent.
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Friday 10th June 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland: Scotland's fish-farms
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Wednesday 8th June 2005

 

Competitive tendering for CalMac - why not also for quangos?
Kirsty Macleod, Founder of People Too

 

Saturday 4th June 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland - Edinburgh pronounced World City of Literature
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

 

Dismay at disharmony within the NBA and between the NBA and the breed societies
Editorial

 

Friday 3rd June 2005

 

Peter Cook discusses the economic realities facing suckler herd farmers in Scotland
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Thursday 2nd June 05

 

Competition Commission Investigation into supermarket practices called for by CLA
Editorial

 

May 2005

Monday 30th May 2005

 

SEERAD reneges on terms of land management scheme
Editorial

 

Sunday 29th May 2005

 

Farm walk at Monzie Farms, Gilmerton, Perthshire
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Tuesday 24th May 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland: the heroism of John Moffat
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

Thursday 19th May 2005

 
 

Land-Care's response to Maurice Hankey: "Towards a modern rural economy: enterprise or regulation"
James Irvine; Editor: www.land-care.org.uk; Teviot Scientific, Comrie & Edinburgh

 

 

Monday 16th May 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland: once a nation of adventurous entrepreneurs
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday


Friday 13th May 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland - Pete Irvine, impresario
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

Saturday 7th May 2005

 

Exports: key members of UK government letting us down
Dr Rex Walters, Peasemore, Berkshire

Thursday 5th May 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland - the Scottish regiments
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

 

"Towards a modern rural economy: enterprise or regulation." Part 5: Session 4c. SCA conference "Getting the balance right: rural Scotland 2005". 12th April, Edinburgh
Maurice Hankey, Director General, Scottish Rural Property and Business Association

Wednesday 4th May 2005

 

Westminster election: foot and mouth disease issue
Dr Rex Walters, Peasemore, Berks

Tuesday 3rd May 2005

 

Westminster election special. "So Charles Kennedy says we should trust the Liberal Democrats: but why should we?"
Editorial

Monday 2nd May 2005

 

"Towards a modern rural economy: enterprise or regulation". Part 5: Session 4b. SCA conference "Getting the balance right: rural Scotland 2005". 12th April, Edinburgh
Ian Mitchell, Author and Founder of People Too

Sunday 1st May 2005

 

"Towards a modern rural economy: enterprise or regulation". Part 5: Session 4a. SCA conference "Getting the balance right: rural Scotland 2005". 12th April, Edinburgh
Murdo Fraser, MSP

April 2005

Friday 29th April 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland - Kelvingrove
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

Thursday 28th April 2005

 

"Making conservation work: community wildlife management, derogation or command and control". Part 4; Session 3a, SCA conference "Getting the balance right: rural Scotland 2005" 12th April, Edinburgh
Roy Dennis, ornithologist

Wednesday 27th April 2005

 

Comment on Roger Wheater/Alex Hogg session; SCA conference "Getting the balance right: rural Scotland 2005" 12th April, Edinburgh
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Friday 22nd April 2005

 

If the charitable status of private schools is questioned, why not that of the RSPB?
Kirsty Macleod, Founder of People Too

Thursday 21st April 2005

 

Part 3: Session 2b. "Enhancing our environment: holistic management Vs single species priorities". SCA conference, "Getting the right balance: rural Scotland". 12th April, Edinburgh
Alex Hogg, Chairman Scottish Gamekeepers Association

Wednesday 20th April 2005

 

Part 3: Session 2a. "Enhancing our environment: holistic management Vs single species priorities". SCA conference, "Getting the balance right", 12th April, Edinburgh
Roger Wheater, Chairman National Trust for Scotland

Tuesday 19th April 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland - Supermarkets
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

Monday 18th April 2005

 

Part 2: Session 1. Keynote speech, Lesley Riddoch. "Getting the balance right for rural Scotland" SCA conference 12th April 2005, Edinburgh
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Saturday 16th April 2005

 

Part 1: Introduction. "Getting the balance right for rural Scotland" SCA conference 12th April, Edinburgh
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Friday 15th April

 

Linklater's Scotland - Pitlochry
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

Thursday 14th April

 

John Hillman, Director's Report, SCRI 2003/2004
Editorial

Monday 11th April

 

"Increased flexibility for farmers" announces the Scottish Executive: but far too late for 2005 summer grazings
Editorial

Friday 8th April 2005

 

Delays in the processing of Single Payment Scheme affecting farmers in England & Wales
Editorial

Thursday 7th April 2005

 

Linklater's Scotland
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

March 2005

Thursday 31st March

 

"Guidance on the rules for Land Management Contracts available in the next few weeks" says Scottish Executive
Editorial

Thursday 31st March

 

Linklater's Scotland - Easter in Easterhouse
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

Wednesday 30th March

 

Reply from SAC to Land-Care letter concerning SAC presentation of 4 Point Plan to local farmers
Janette Elder, SAC Corporate Information Officer

Monday 28th March

 

Reply from SEPA to Land-Care letter concerning SAC presentation on the 4 Point Plan to local farmers
Rob Morris, SEPA Land Unit Manager

Thursday 24th March

 

Linklater's Scotland
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, Scotland on Sunday

Monday 21st March

 

Letter to SEPA following SAC presentation on 4 Point Plan to local farmers
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Sunday 20th March

 

The 4 Point Plan and the Rural Stewardship Scheme in Scotland: open letter to the SAC project officer for water conservation
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Thursday 17th March

 

Land Management Contracts: a lot more detail still to come from SEERAD
Editorial

Monday 14th March

 

Land management contracts analysed: item 10 - biodiversity cropping on inbye. Surely the stupidest of them all
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

  Land management contracts analysed: items 8 & 9 - moorland grazing and rush pastures
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Friday 10th March

 

Land management contracts analysed: item 7 - linear features
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Monday 7th March

 

Land management contracts analysed: item 6 - buffer areas
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Saturday 5th March

 

Land management contracts analysed: items 2 - 5. Quality assurance, training, farm visits and off farm talks
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Thursday 3rd March

 

Land management contracts analysed: Item 1 - animal health and welfare
Irvine, James, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Tuesday 1st March

 

Our countryside - we live here
Kirsty Macleod, Founder of People TOO

 

SEERAD announcement of Land Management Contracts
Editorial

February 2005

Monday 28th February

 

Land management contracts: a joke if they were not so sad.
Editorial

Wednesday 23rd February

 

Edinburgh motorists give their City Council a bloody nose
Editorial

Friday 18th February

 

Another sad day for rural Britain: this time for England & Wales. Fox hunting ruled out
Editorial.

Saturday 12th February

 

Self-sufficient, secure food supplies are low on the government's agenda - official
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Wednesday 9th February

 

SEERAD fails to show at CAP reform seminar: allegedly because they still do not know what rules will apply
James Irvine, Teviot, Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Thursday 2rd February

 

At last the question is being asked: "Who is going to pay for all the environmental and social goodies involved in 'sustainable' development?"
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Wednesday 2nd February

 

National Trust acquires another farm: this time in Wales. But do they know how to look after it?
Editorial

January 2005

Saturday 29th January

 

Fury with the National Trust as it plans to break up historic farn in the Lake District
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Thursday 27th January

 

Comments on "Lloyds TSB Scotland Scottish agricultural survey 2005 by Prof Donald MacRae"
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Sunday 23rd January

 

Review: SAC Outlook Conference "Benefiting from change", Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 16th Nov 2004
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Thursday 6th January

  Lack of logic or science is now the political fashion, but is it a good idea?
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Pertshire

December 2004

Friday 17th December

 

Concerns about the validity of statements on condition of SSSIs in Scotland made by members of Environment LINK: Review and Comment on Paper by Kirsty Macleod, People TOO conference, Perth.
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

November 2004

Monday 22nd November

 

Review & Comment: Part 2 - From science to policy and management. PeopleTOO conference, Perth
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Culytbraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Friday 19th November

 

SNH and the Island of Arran. Case study presented at the PEOPLE TOO conference, 29th October 2004
Liz Robertson, Sheep farmer, Island of Arran

Monday 8th November

 

Part 1: Introduction. Who governs rural Scotland? People Too Conference,
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

October 2004

Wednesday 20th October

 
 

Letter of appeal to BCMS for refusing a calf passport
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

Wednesday 13th October

 
 

Conference Programme: Who governs rural Scotland?
People Too

 

Saturday 9th October

 
 

People Too Conference 29th October 2004
Press Release by People Too

 

Friday 8th October

 

Book Review: Isles of the North by Ian Mitchell.
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Monday 4th October

 

Scotland's Land: RSE conference 30 September 2004. Reviewed
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultbraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

 

September 2004

Wednesday 22nd September

 

Recently retired vice-principal SAC reportedly talks more havers about farming
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Tuesday 21st September

  Leading farmer-owned co-operative warns that a U-turn on farm subsidies may be needed.
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Monday 20th September

  Good Heavens: the balance of the 2003 wool cheque arrived!
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Saturday 18 September

 

Apoplectic rage over the mindless bureaucracy of SFQC
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Wednesday 15th September

 

"New farm to help kids grow organically". Scottish Executive sinks to new depths of spin
Editorial

Tuesday 14th September

 

Me 1, mindless bureaucracy 0
Magnus Linklater, journalist/columnist/author

Sunday 12th September

 

Is the MLURI now going to tell us what kind of livestock we should have on our farms?
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific,Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Saturday 11th September

 

Changes in agriculture degree at Aberdeen University
Editorial

Friday 10th September

 

"Public support for green farming": more spin from the Scottish Executive
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Monday 6th September

 

Harvest at Cultybraggan 2004: days 2 - 14
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

August 2004

Monday 30th August

 

The management of the SNH suckler herd of Highland cows on Rum
Editorial

Saturday 28th August

 

Strategic review of Scottish Natural heritage
Editorial

Friday 27 August

 

SEERAD cattle inspection at Cultybraggan
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Sunday 22 August

 

Harvest at Cultybraggan 2004: day 1
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

July 2004

Monday 12th July

  Defra fails to defend itself against the scathing criticisms made by the Public Accounts Committee
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Thursday 8 July

  Moredun Annual Report 2003: so this is what the director thinks what the future is for Scottish farming
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

June 2004

Saturday 20 June

  Scottish Publishing Conference: RSE 16 June 2004
James Irvine, Director, Teviot Scientific Publications, Edinburgh

May 2004

Monday 31 May

 

Alleged failures in cattle cross checking: complaint to SEERAD
James Irvine, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

Sunday 16 May

 

Silage grass in May 2004 at Cultybraggan
James Irvine, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

April 2004

Monday 19 April

 

People. places, prosperity: rural conference. Perth 27th April
Scottish Countryside Alliance

Announcement

Thursday 15 April

 

Cheers! ctsonline functioning again today after being down since 3rd April
Editorial

Saturday 10 April

 

How reliable is the British Cattle Tracing Service online?
Editorial

February 2004

Tuesday 03 February

 

Revealed: Hutton Report that never saw the light of day
Magnus Linklater, Scotland on Sunday 1st Feb

Monday 02 February

 

A farmer's view of the SLF: letter in the Scottish Farmer, 31 January 04
Andrew Simspon, Parbroath Farm, Cupar, Fife

Sunday 1 February

 

Hutton Report: was it balanced or a whitewash? Jonathan Dimbleby TV Channel 3
Comment

 

January 2004

Wednesday 28 January

  University Top-Up Fees: the Labour turkeys duly voted for their Christmases, but what a mess
Editorial

Sunday 25 January

  The fallacy of univeristy top-up fees: if you are going to employ a graduate you had better be sure he or she is a good one
Editorial

Wednesday 21 January

 

So the SLF voted to change its name: so what happens next?
James Irvine, Cultybraggan Farm

Tuesday 20 January

 

New Europe - the Polish perspective
Editorial

 

December 2003

Wednesday 24 December

So the SLF wants to change its name: but more than a change in image is needed.
James Irvine

Friday 19 December

Liberal/Democrats acknowledge "demise of UK farming"
Editorial

Tuesday 16 December

Waffle without syrup: The Council's "Vision" about the future of housing on Islay
Ian Mitchell, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

EU PLC: board of directors in a mess as credibility plummets
Editorial

 

November 2003

Friday 21 November

  Why I resigned from the Scottish Landowners Federation
James Irvine

Monday 17 November

 

SEERAD's CAP Reform Roadshow, Perth
Irvine, James

 

October 2003

Friday 17 October

 

Who runs Scottish Natural Heritage?
Editorial

August 2003

Wednesday 27 August

 

The organic bubble
Editorial

Tuesday 26 August

  "Our spin is not rough and tough enough"
Editorial

Monday 25 August

  Pull the other one ...Alastair Campbell's evidence to the Hutton inquiry proves hard to swallow
Magnus Linklater

Sunday 24 August

 

Scientists and Government: concerns raised by the Hutton inquiry
Editorial

Friday 15 August

  The EU in a Nutshell
Richard Maudsley

Thursday 14 August

  Profile: Richard Maudsley
Farmer,The Dash, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

Monday 11 August

 

Effect of Government Policies on the Communities and Economy of Rural Britain
Richard Mausley

 

July 2003

Friday 18 July

 

Draft Local Governance (Scotland) Bill
Ian Mitchell

 

June 2003

Thursday 26 June

 

CAP midterm review

Royal Highland Show

Saturday 14 June

 

Meacher out of Cabinet

Tuesday 10 June

 

Why Join the Euro?
James Irvine

 

May 2003

Friday 23 May

 

Estimated Contribution of the Red Meat Sector to the Scottish Economy

Impact of the Mid-Term Review of the CAP on the Red Meat Sector in Scotland

Thursday 22 May

  Comment on Land-Care article

Monday 19 May

  The Next Minister for SEERAD?

Wednesday 14 May

  The Arrogance of Academics pontificating about Rural Affairs

Monday 5 May

 

Scottish Parliament Election Result
Dr James Irvine

 

April 2003

Monday 21 April

  Connecting Communities Conference: Follow Up

Wednesday 2 April

 

Michael Meacher talks Organic Garbage
James Irvine

Tuesday 1 April

  SAC Land Economist gets it badly wrong
James Irvine

 

March 2003

Wednesday 26 March

  Scottish Countryside Alliance Calls for Co-operation
SLF N-E Region Annual Meeting, March 2003

Monday 17 March

  Shake Up at Scottish Agricultural College: what is the present standing of Scottish agriculture?
James Irvine

Friday 14 March

  SEERAD Announces Awards for Organic Aid Scheme - but why do they do it?

 

February 2003

Thursday 13 February

  Professor Roger Crofts loses appeal against dismissal from Chief Executive Post SNH

Thursday 6 February

 

Dr Richard North - The Death of British Farming - A historical perspective

Dr Richard North - Cardiff conference for real democracy 9th May 2002

Wednesday 5 February

  NFU Scotland Loses £223,730 and NFU Mutual Writes off a further £100,000 on NFUS Assist Scheme
Filed 05/02/03

 

January 2003

Friday 31 January

  NFU Scotland Hustings at Perth
Filed 31/01/03

Wednesday 29 January

  Major differences on CAP proposals
Dundee Courier

Tuesday 28 January

 

The Oxford Farming Conference - January 2003
James Irvine

Haskins makes an Ass of Himself

Thursday 23 January

 

Northern Foods plc and Lord Haskins - Is Lord Haskins a suitable person to be the senior advisor to Government on agriculture?

Wednesday 22 January

 

Scottish Agricultural Survey 2003 -Lloyds TSB Scotland

Tuesday 21 January

  British Cattle Veterinary Association: Winter Newsletter 2003

Monday 20 January

  Health Protection Agency

Thursday 16 January

 

New Enterprise - New Beginnings

Warning that Scottish Beef Industry Could Collapse. Andrew Arbuckle, Dundee Courier

Tuesday 14 January

  Speech delivered by Dr Richard North

Friday 10 January

  EC proposal for tagging and registration of sheep and goats (13/12/2002)

Friday 3 January

 

Election of the President of NFUS and of the Convener of SLF


2002 articles

Editorial: Prince Charles - Farm Personality of the Year (30/12/02)

Further Demise of Agriculture in Scotland thanks to Damaging Government Policies (20/12/02)

UK Beef Production Could be Cut by Half - Robert Forster

How the British Public Regards UK Agriculture - CLA Report

Without Profitiable Farming, Both the Wider Rural Economy and the Landscape that we all Cherish will Suffer - David Lidington

The Role of DEFRA - A report from the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (15/11/02)

Fireworkers Strike (14/11/02)

Cost of the right genetics (See Science Homepage)

UK not included in EU funding for control of animal disease (See Science Homepage)

United Kingdom MEPs - List of MEPs by region

Octber 2002 - The Animal Health Bill is going through committee stage at the House of Lords. The comments by Dr Szamuely of the Countryside Allaince Honest Food Campaign can be read here

Curry Report - January 2002 (Visit Website | Downoad Report [pdf])

Countryside March in London, September 22 2002

Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture

Modulated funds Thin on the Ground for Scotland