Mentor appeal to offer first step into farming

Mentor appeal to offer first step into farming

“You were young yourself once!” It’s not the only reason Pre-apprenticeship mentor farmer David Smith from Auchnagatt offers placements to promising young people but it’s a good one. Applications are now closed for this year’s Land-based Pre-apprenticeship so...
John Gray appointed vice chairman

John Gray appointed vice chairman

Ringlink has appointed a new vice chairman in John Gray, managing director of Angus Soft Fruits. John has been on the board since the summer of 2022, and takes over in the new role from the start of 2024 where he will be supporting chairman James Porter. He has worked...
Ringlink welcomes new director

Ringlink welcomes new director

Ringlink welcomes a new director with Peter Oosterhof joining us in December 2023. Forty-year-old Peter farms at Savoch Farm, at Lonmay near Fraserburgh. “I am really looking forward to taking my place on the board,” he said. “Farmer-owned cooperatives are important...
RSABI keeping a healthy eye on farmers

RSABI keeping a healthy eye on farmers

RSABI provides practical, emotional and financial support to all people involved in the Scottish agricultural industry and they are intent on continuing that work into 2024. Health initiatives have been to the fore recently, and they’ve been awarded a grant of £80,000...