Scottish Farmer digs up rural news for 125 years

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The only national farming newspaper produced, published and printed in Scotland is celebrating its 125th anniversary this month.

The Scottish Farmer, widely read by Kintyre’s farming community, is thought to be one of the oldest farming publications in the world, providing farming news and business data to aid and support farmers in the running of their businesses since its initial launch in 1893.

To mark the milestone, and incorporating a new masthead to celebrate the launch of its 125th anniversary, the January 6 issue included a commemorative feature providing a taster of the evolution of The Scottish Farmer.

Also included in the commemorative edition is the traditional show and sale guide which provides a comprehensive list of all the local and national shows for the year ahead, including Kintyre Agricultural Society’s annual show scheduled to take place at Anderston Park on August 3.

Magazine publisher Darren Bruce comments: ‘2017 was a defining year of change for the industry and equally too for everyone here at The Scottish Farmer as we invested into our title and its infrastructure.

‘To this day the team are all as passionate as our predecessors were 125 years ago and we look forward to many more years of unrivalled content, new feature activity and the best in agricultural reporting and photography.’

Editor Ken Fletcher continues:  ‘The Scottish Farmer acts as a publication of record for the Scottish farming industry.

‘Through the last decade the print publication has become part of a multi-media environment, as is supported with an informative award winning website, which offers a variety of modern packages including news and e-edition apps to fit with our reader’s needs.’