Lots of news in latest Landwise

The first Landwise of 2015 is included with The Shetland Times this week, full of a range of news and features.

Part one of the 2015 Landwise series is free with The Shetland Times on Friday 13th March.
Part one of the 2015 Landwise series is free with The Shetland Times on Friday 13th March.

The Scottish government’s chief agricultural officer writes for Landwise on how the latest reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy have led to the implementation of a new online payments system. Any crofters not sure of how the new system works will want to read his piece.

Drew Ratter writes in his editorial that it is time to maximise the cash you can receive, and he bemoans the lack of action on tackling the polecat problem.

The Brae Building Centre manager Derek Robertson explains why he is now stocking a range of animal feeds, with more stock to follow.

Lochend crofters Pat and Ivor Johnson give Mr Ratter a tour of their operation and explain why half of their Shetland ewes go to a Lleyn-cross ram.

There is also good news from the marts group, with SLMG chairman reporting some busy sales. He’d still like to see more local produce bought by the council and NHS, though.

Peatland management is the focus of a piece on Hazel and Kenneth MacKenzie from Cunningsburgh.

All that, plus lots more crofting and farming news.


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.