Tag: agriculture

  • 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 […]

  • Funding boost for ploughing championships in East Lothian

    The first European Reversible Ploughing Championships to be held on Scottish soil is among 21 events across the country which are receiving backing from the latest round of awards from the EventScotland National Funding Programme, as part of VisitScotland’s work to deliver the national events strategy Scotland the Perfect Stage. The European Reversible Ploughing Championships […]

  • 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 […]