Scots farmers suffer their worst 12 months

14 September 1998

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.

  • The newspaper profiles a couple who have developed their farm on the Scottish borders to become a guest house and computer training centre. The Glenholm Centre, on the border between Lanarkshire and Tweeddale, is a £200,000 investment which has received £25,000 from the Rural Diversification Programme.

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