HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c190W
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

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