Entries by Jean Arnott-Glennie

Farming Insights – Harvest

It is safe to say it’s been a challenging season.  The mild winter resulted in little frost to kill off any malingering weeds and bugs. This was followed by a fantastically warm and dry spring and talk of an early harvest. However the 6 week drought impacted on the spring sown crops as well as […]

Farming Insights – August 2017

What a difference a year makes! This time last year we were looking at one of the wettest summers and very difficult conditions in the run-up to harvest. In addition we had to contend with the uncertainty caused by Brexit and the weakened pound. 12 months on and although there has been occasional flooding and […]

Royal Northern Spring Show

The Royal Northern Spring Show held in Inverurie was the first event of the year for our Farm & Estates Team. The annual event at Thainstone Mart, attracted a record 8,000 visitors.  The ‘Ladies Day’ was in honour of Ms Janelle Anderson – the society’s first lady President. Visitors included the Princess Royal, making her fifth […]

Farming Insights – August 2016

Since the last edition of Farming Insights, we have had one of the wettest summers in recent history along with Brexit, the Agricultural Show season and still more rain! In previous years, silage work has started by the end of May in the North East of Scotland. Due to the weather this year, as in […]

Turriff Show 2016

The 152nd annual Turriff Show in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August.  The show is shaping up to be one of the best yet with a fantastic showcase of agricultural and outdoor excellence with over 200 traders, lively competitions and a packed programme of shows. Jean Arnott-Glennie our Farms and Estates Account […]

Farming Insights – Lambing

This month’s edition concentrates on the reality of the Lambing Season which many of our land based clients have recently experienced. The majority of people outside of the farming community do not have an understanding of just how tiring and unrelenting lambing can be. We have the have highs as well as lows but unlike […]

Farming Insights – Metal theft

In this edition of Farming Insights we consider the all too common issue of metal theft. Despite the clampdown on regulations within the scrap metal industry, there is still a market for stolen goods; with an estimated 1,000 metal thefts occurring in the UK every week.  These thefts equate to almost 300 tonnes of metal […]

Farming Insights – Is Spring in Sight?

It seems as if the worst that the Scottish winter can throw at us, might be behind us; and with the lengthening days, farmers are keen to start their spring crop work. Sodden ground is still an issue in many areas, making ploughing conditions difficult with only the lightest of soil being accessible at this […]

Royal Northern Spring Show – 24 February 2016

We are delighted to be attending and sponsoring the Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone, Inverurie on           Wednesday 24 February. Jean Arnott-Glennie, our Farms & Estates account executive, along with colleague Phil Brown, will be there to discuss any insurance queries or requirements you may have. Our dedicated and specialist […]