Tag: Farming

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Helping It Happen Awards 2018

People across Scotland are being urged to highlight the work done by local estates and land-based businesses to help their surrounding communities flourish, as nominations for the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 get underway. Following a successful inaugural year in 2017, Scottish Land & Estates has declared the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 open for…
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May 31, 2018 0

Parliamentarians meet local farming representatives

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP have met with local representatives of the National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) for any update on topical issues, including the potential implications of Brexit for farmers in East Lothian. The county politicians met with Willie Thomson and Kelvin Pate at Wheatrig Farm. One of the matters discussed was…
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May 30, 2018 0

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 ‘HELPING IT HAPPEN’ RURAL AWARDS

People across East Lothian are being urged to highlight the work done by local estates and land-based businesses to help their surrounding communities flourish, as nominations for the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 get underway. Following a successful inaugural year in 2017, Scottish Land & Estates has declared the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 open…
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February 22, 2018 0

NC500 Solo Tractor Journey Raises Over £4,000 for RSABI

An East Lothian farmer who took on the NC500 route in a tractor last month has raised a total of £4313.75 for RSABI’s ‘Help us help them’ campaign. John Meikle, of Hoprig Mains, near Gladsmuir, spent three days in June driving a brand new Massey Ferguson around the NC500 route in the Highlands of Scotland…
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July 12, 2016 0

Farmer Takes on 500 Mile Solo Tractor Journey for Charity

An East Lothian farmer is going to tackle the North Coast 500 route in a unique way in order to support RSABI’s ‘Help us help them’ campaign. Instead of travelling by car or bicycle, he will be doing the whole thing in a tractor. John Meikle, from Hoprig Mains, a family farming business, will be…
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May 23, 2016 0

RSABI and NFU Scotland joint Yester farm visit

RSABI and NFU Scotland invite you to Yester Farm Dairies Limited to tour the new cheese plant. Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 6 – 8pm Yester Mains Farm, Gifford, Haddington, EH41 4JG Supper provided in return for a small donation All welcome! This on-farm event will take place between 6pm and 8pm and there will…
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May 3, 2016 0