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:
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.