§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many farmers there are in each region of Scotland at the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information required is shown in the table. The data is from the June agricultural census 1987.
Region Number of farmers Islands 2,061 Highlands 2,629 Grampian 4,431 Tayside 1,952 Fife 681 Lothian 706 Borders 1,190 Central 731 Strathclyde 4,078 Dumfries and Galloway 2,240 Scotland 20,699