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Cairngorm farm group keep up pressure on national park authority

By Tom Ramage

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Following last week's Grantown HQ demo, the new Cairngorms Crofter and Farmer Group moved on to the authority's Ballater office yesterday to press their point home about the need for new direction in the park.

'Enough is enough!' chant the Caingorm Crofters and Farmers Group at Ballater
'Enough is enough!' chant the Caingorm Crofters and Farmers Group at Ballater

Another convoy of banner-bearing tractors made their way from across Badenoch and Strathspey and beyond despite the fact that the weather had changed the day's plans for the authority.

As a spokesperson for the Grampian Moorland Group posted: "A really good turn out of keepers, shepherds, farmers, and other rural workers and supporters, on the streets of Ballater today.

First Minister Humza Yousaf and Lorna Slater of the Scottish Green Party were meant be at a launch event of a park project - but they cancelled because of the weather!

Getting the message over
Getting the message over

"Meanwhile, those who keep the country running were out in all weathers, to send the message to the Policy Makers that 'Enough is Enough! And that rural lives matter."

Speeches were made outside the closed door and banners waved.

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