Entries by Jean Arnott-Glennie

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 […]

Farming Insights – January’s legacy

Hopefully by now, most of the flooding caused in Scotland and the North of England has now subsided sufficiently to allow the clean up to be underway within the many properties we saw damaged during the recent storms. There have been numerous reports of damage in all areas: from properties being underwater following the rivers […]

Farming Insights – Winter Storms

Farmers, business owners and householders are totting up the cost of the devastation caused throughout Scotland in the wake of the storms over the last few weeks. There have been numerous examples of charitable actions, neighbourly and friendly acts of kindness and communities working together to prevent damage from the flood waters and rivers that […]

Farming Insights – Christmas 2015

With Christmas just around the corner and families everywhere starting to prepare for the festivities, it is worth taking a moment to consider the farming community. For livestock and dairy farmers, there is no day off work, just because it is holiday season. Many of us wish for a “White Christmas” but even if there […]

Farming Insights – Harvest

Although the weather might not feel like the end of summer, farmers across the country are gearing up for one of their busiest times of year – the harvesting season. Silage and hay-making should be more or less finished for the year and given the vagaries of the UK climate, inside storage helps protect the […]

Farming Insights – New Technologies

Gone are the days when farmers second-guessed the soil conditions and the amount of seed to be sown in the fields. “It’s what we’ve always done…” doesn’t work anymore. More and more farmers these days are employing the services of a soil mapping consultant who will measure the amount and type of nutrients and base […]