Banks loan £100m extra to farmers amid CAP crisis

Banks loaned an extra £100 million to farmers across Scotland last year, as businesses struggled to cope with the SNP’s CAP payments crisis.

Official figures released today showed farm debt went up by five per cent from the previous year, a cash-terms rise of £113 million.

Farmer income plummeted as SNP botched CAP payments

Farming income across Scotland decreased by almost half as rural communities struggled amid the SNP’s chaotic approach to CAP payments.

Figures released today revealed, in 2015/16, the average income fell by £11,500 to £12,600.

SNP must come clean on future of Scottish fishing

North East MSP Peter Chapman has challenged SNP politicians to reveal if they back the First Minister who has said unequivocally that she supports Scottish membership of the EU.


RNLI Fraserburgh visit

On Monday I had the pleasure of visiting the Fraserburgh RNLI Lifeboat Station, the oldest RNLI station in Scotland.