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Agriculture (Highlands And Islands)

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the current situation within agriculture in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Like many other parts of Scotland, agriculture in the Highlands and Islands was hit hard by the severe weather conditions experienced over the summer months.It is still too early to predict to what extent the effects of the bad weather will depress farm incomes in the Highlands and Islands.