(c) Farmers Guardian
From the news.gov.scot site today:
‘A package of support for farmers and crofters to help address the impact of recent extreme and adverse weather has been announced by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. This includes a new £250,000 fund to help farmers offset the cost of retrieving fallen livestock. The Scottish Government-appointed expert weather panel recognised that recent severe weather had caused a rise in the number of sheep and cattle deaths on farms across Scotland, and that financial support should be provided to those incurring additional costs of disposal of dead cattle and sheep. The package also includes action to address feed and fodder shortages and to provide more practical and emotional support to farmers and their families whose wellbeing might be suffering as the long days and nights in harsh conditions take their toll.’
This made the Scottish News inserts in BBC Breakfast, six times this morning, with no hint of criticism of any kind.