Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Diary for Dairy

Milk production in the Western Isles ceased relatively recently and all dairy products are now imported. That is about to change as Gordon and Scott Mackay, from Shawbost (below) are planning to bring sources of fresh milk to their croft on Lewis. Four Guernsey cows have arrived from the South of England and the Isle of Wight. The rest of the young stock will be coming from Wales in September. Nine dairy farms a week are closing in the UK as profit margins have become eroded. The trend is being resisted here. The details are in a Stornoway Gazette item which indicates certain connections between island interests.

Scottish Islands Explorer - Guernsey and the Isle of Wight not usually covered

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