Farming

Farmers across Scotland are being encouraged to open their gates to the public for Open Farm Sunday 2017.

Registration is now open to take part in the annual event on 11 June. Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity for farmers to show the public their achievements and the range of goods and services they deliver. 

The public engagement programme at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is looking for farmers interested in participating in a research project about Scottish farm practices.

They are looking for farmers that are keen on meeting with the artist Asuncion Molinos Gordo while she is visiting Scotland. She will be here for field research, between 15 and 24 November, to learn more about the various issues Scottish farmers are facing in their day-to-day lives.

The Scottish Government has announced that European Union (EU) funding contracts for farming, fisheries and structural funds projects that are agreed before the UK proposes to leave the EU will be paid in full.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced that he will be passing on, in full, the EU funding guarantees that have been offered by the UK Government, providing certainty for over £700 million of EU funding for Scotland.

Mr Mackay said:

Rural crime prevention meeting

Police Scotland is holding a rural crime prevention meeting at Menmuir Village Hall, Brechin at 7pm on Thursday 8 December.

All farmers and members of the rural community in the Brechin area are invited to come along, where Special Constable Ricky Martin will be providing advice and information on a variety of issues. 

These will include:

  • Property Marking 
  • Property Security
  • Fuel Security
  • Animal Security
  • Machine Security 
  • Hare Coursing 
  • Suspicious vehicles

Police Scotland have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the devastating effects of livestock worrying.

The month-long campaign, aimed at dog owners, coincides with a rise in livestock attacks during November. This month, sheep are brought down to low lying pasture - in areas where more people exercise their dogs or where local dogs are allowed to roam free.

Crofting roadshow: Gairloch

Do you want to help secure the future of crofting?

The Crofting Commission elections will be taking place in March 2017.

At a crofting roadshow near you you can find out more about the elections, the role of the Commission and Commissioners and the importance of making your voice heard.

The roadshow will also have short talks from different crofting organisations addressing key crofting issues, followed by a Q&A session.

Crofting roadshow: Newtonmore

Do you want to help secure the future of crofting?

The Crofting Commission elections will be taking place in March 2017.

At a crofting roadshow near you you can find out more about the elections, the role of the Commission and Commissioners and the importance of making your voice heard.

The roadshow will also have short talks from different crofting organisations addressing key crofting issues, followed by a Q&A session.

Crofting roadshow: Oban

Do you want to help secure the future of crofting?

The Crofting Commission elections will be taking place in March 2017.

At a crofting roadshow near you you can find out more about the elections, the role of the Commission and Commissioners and the importance of making your voice heard.

The roadshow will also have short talks from different crofting organisations addressing key crofting issues, followed by a Q&A session.

Crofting roadshow: Bonar Bridge

Do you want to help secure the future of crofting?

The Crofting Commission elections will be taking place in March 2017.

At a crofting roadshow near you you can find out more about the elections, the role of the Commission and Commissioners and the importance of making your voice heard.

The roadshow will also have short talks from different crofting organisations addressing key crofting issues, followed by a Q&A session.

Crofting roadshow: Lerwick

Do you want to help secure the future of crofting?

The Crofting Commission elections will be taking place in March 2017.

At a crofting roadshow near you you can find out more about the elections, the role of the Commission and Commissioners and the importance of making your voice heard.

The roadshow will also have short talks from different crofting organisations addressing key crofting issues, followed by a Q&A session.

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