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Scottish farm incomes fall

The average income of Scottish farm businesses fell by 34% to £30,000 in the 2012 accounting year compared to the previous 12 months, according to new figures. The figures, released this week by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, examine a number of financial indicators for the 2012 crop year, which suffered from poor growing and harvesting conditions…. Read more »

Best rural quality of life in Scotland

Residents of Aberdeenshire have the best quality of life of any rural area in Scotland, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey. The ranking means that Aberdeenshire has claimed the top spot for the fourth time since 2006, regaining the position it last held in 2010. The Shetland Islands… Read more »

Slight dip in Scottish farmland prices

Farmland prices in Scotland fell slightly during the second half of 2012, according to the latest RICS Rural Land Market Survey. The figures reveal that the average price per acre for farmland in Scotland dropped £156 to £3,750 during the second half of 2012. Despite this, demand for commercial land in Scotland remained high in… Read more »

MEPs shape EU farm policy reform

Members of the European Parliament last week set out their negotiating position for forthcoming talks with EU member states on farm policy, warning that the policy must make “greening” measures mandatory but flexible, and help farmers to cope with market challenges. “We have struck a proper balance between food security and improved environmental protection, so… Read more »