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Charity book set to be farming festive favourite

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By Fiona Reid
Charity book set to be farming festive favourite

A BRAND new book of light-hearted anecdotes and stories from the Scottish agricultural industry will be launched next month.

“Farming is Still a Funny Business” has been compiled by farming journalist Andrew Arbuckle, with all profits going to the RSABI charity.

It follows two previous books – “Farming is a Funny Business” and “Farming Facts and Fake News” – compiled by Mr Arbuckle and his brother John, which have collectively raised over £72,000 for RSABI. And the hope is that the new book will tip the total over £100,000.

It includes anecdotes from farmers, auctioneers, journalists, vets and many others involved in the farming community who offered their stories.

Mr Arbuckle said: “I am extremely grateful to those who took the time to contact me with their story suggestions.

“The content I received was very wide-ranging and, while it was not possible to include every quirky tale sent in, I very much hope the selection which has made it into the book might prove to be a useful record of farming experiences, as well as providing an entertaining read.”

RSABI, which supports people in Scottish agriculture, hopes the book will also raise the spirits of farming and crofting communities at this very challenging time for everyone.

Chief executive Nina Clancy said: “Recent months have been an incredibly tough time for everyone and we are also extremely grateful to everyone who took the time to contact Andrew to share their memories of fun and light-hearted experiences which I am sure will raise the spirits of those who read the book.”

“Farming is Still a Funny Business” is available for pre-order from RSABI’s online shop:

n RSABI has a team providing financial, practical and emotional support to individuals and families with links to Scottish agriculture. The charity also offers support through its helpline, 0300 1114166, which is open from 7 am to 11 pm, 365 days a year.


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