Letter: Countryside March

OUR countryside and its traditions are under pressure from every quarter. Those who live and work in the country sense that their livelihoods are at stake, especially given the apparent apathy of the Government, its ignorance of rural matters, and continuing pressure from Europe. This is about jobs - for blacksmiths, farm staff, gamekeepers, ghillies, and many in related industries, especially tourism.

I would urge those who live, work, or derive pleasure from the countryside to give the countryside march on Sunday 1 March their support.

ANDREW DINGWALL-FORDYCE

Convener

Scottish Landowners' Federation

Edinburgh

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