Big fines in new laws to protect livestock from dog attacks

A campaign to protect Scotland’s livestock has been launched following new legislation which protects animals from dog attacks through a range of measures including updating the livestock definition, fines of up to £40,000 and prison sentences for owners who let their pets worry, kill or injure farmed animals.

Argyll College welcomes new chair of the board

Argyll College UHI is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Allford as the college’s new chair of the board. This change comes as Andrew Campbell retires from his nine-year tenure in the post, having served on the board since 2010.

New clerk to lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran Sheriff Iona McDonald OBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Margo McGill as her new Clerk of Lieutenancy.

First winter trial

The first Kildonan and District winter sheepdog trial was held Glenkiln Farm, Lamlash by kind permission of Kenny Bone on Saturday January 8.

Be prepared for a new year in the garden

It’s the start of a new year and the start of the gardening season. Time to plan your planting and how you want your garden to look over the coming months, stock up on seeds and service any essential equipment such as lawn mowers and tools.