14 January 2000

Readers Letter

Scots help at hand

I am writing following publication in your Dec 31 issue of a list of helpline contact numbers for folk in trouble who may feel the need to talk to someone who has time to listen.

Could I draw the attention of readers again to the existence and work of the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which, since 1897, has been providing and continues to give material support as well as friendship and advice to anyone in distress who is or has been in farming in Scotland and their dependants? Additionally we can help folk in difficulty who are or have been in forestry, fish farming and rural estate work.

We can be contacted by phone 0131-333 1023, by fax 0131-333 1027 by freepost at RSABI, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB.

Anyone calling us can be sure of absolute confidentiality and a positive, swift and sympathetic response.

Ian Purves-Hume

The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution.