13 August 1999
Scots protest at milk prices

SOME 200 Scottish dairy farmers took their complaint about milk prices direct to the headquarters of Scottish Milk in Paisley yesterday (Thursday).

They warned that a milk shortage could follow unless something is done to bolster milk prices, which have fallen by up to 30% in the past two years.

They fear that Milk Marque will negotiate a new selling round price that is even lower than the current price of 16ppl.

The demonstration coincided with a visit by rural affairs minister Ross Finnie to the Scottish Milks headquarters.