Scots farmers suffer their worst 12 months
THE HERALD reports on the plight of Scottish farmers over the past 12 months.
It finds a situation where many farmers have had to borrow heavily while seeing their incomes plummet. To cap a long line of problems, from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to the strength of the Pound, this summer has proved one of the wettest ever, making the harvest especially difficult.
- Scots farmers take fight to Labour conference, FWi, 10 September, 1998
- SNFU plans to keep up pressure for aid, FWi, 9 September, 1998
- Scottish farmers owe banks a £billion, FWi, 9 June, 1998
- Farm borrowings on the increase, FWi, 30 April, 1998
- Farm incomes to get worse before better, FWi, 11 February, 1998
- The Herald 14/09/98 page 8, page 21