05 August 1999
Farm fund faces tough times

THE Royal Scottish Benevolent Institution (RSABI), which helps farmers facing financial hardship, is having money problems of its own.

The RSABI paid out just over £250,000 last year, but donations barely topped £100,000.

The annual report reveals that Dumfries and Galloway received some £46,000 in grants, but received only £3000 in donations.

Lanarkshire was granted £27,000 but raised only £319, while Aberdeenshire was granted £45,000 and raised £3000.

  • The Herald 05/08/99 page 23