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Majority of solar arrays are under-performing
Majority of solar arrays are under-performing

Farms and estates are being urged to get solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays independently  assessed as a huge proportion are under-performing financially and could easily be improved.

Report indicates investment is not on the cards for many businesses
Report indicates investment is not on the cards for many businesses

Owner managed businesses, including farms and businesses in agriculture, are holding back investment decisions and are more pessimistic about the economic outlook than this time last year according to a new report.

Scottish farmers benefit from diversification funding
Scottish farmers benefit from diversification funding

The Scottish government has awarded grants worth £6 million to help farmers and other food businesses add value and diversify through the Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Fund (FPMC).

Lobbing encouraged to prevent potentially crippling probate charges
Lobbing encouraged to prevent potentially crippling probate charges

New government proposals could see the costs of probate soar to nearly 40 times the current fee, leaving executors having to shell out up to £6,000 from their own pocket.

UK economy growing at its slowest rate since 2012
UK economy growing at its slowest rate since 2012

The UK economy expanded at its slowest annual rate in six years in 2018 after a sharp contraction in December.

New pre-apprenticeship launched to bring young people into agriculture
New pre-apprenticeship launched to bring young people into agriculture

A new training scheme is being rolled out across the Scottish Borders to help bring more young people into the rural workforce.

Wigwam® Holidays launches first accessible glamping cabin
Wigwam® Holidays launches first accessible glamping cabin

One of the UK’s leading glamping accommodation providers, Wigwam® Holidays, has launched its brand new, innovative accessible cabin.

Organic food sales continue to grow
Organic food sales continue to grow

Organic food sales are set to hit £2.5 billion next year as consumer trends up market demand. This news comes as 2018 was recorded as the seventh consecutive year for sector growth, with sales up 5.3%.

Top Gear presenters to attend industry event
Top Gear presenters to attend industry event

In an industry first, the new presenters of BBC Top Gear will be filming an item for the forthcoming series involving three Electric Vehicles (EVs) at the Energy and Rural Business Show this Thursday (7 February).

Lifestyle buyers now acquiring more farmland than farmers
Lifestyle buyers now acquiring more farmland than farmers

For the first time ever, more than half of all farmland purchases have been acquired by lifestyle buyers, investors and wealthy individuals.  

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