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This is so under-estimated in the UK. Much talk about engineering workplace composition -getting youngsters into medicine, engineering, science, or getting women into male-dominated roles. They are all laudable, but unless we get young people into land-based businesses, the rural-urban link will be broken forever - what defines a culture better than the history of its landscape? The draft Scottish Land Use Strategy, the first of its kind in Europe, calls for successful land based businesses, but fails to give a mechanism as described above. Without people successfully employed in land-based businesses, any attempt to keep Greenfield sites, or maintain forests is doomed to fail. Our countryside needs people!

Thanks for your comment John.

"Our countryside needs people"

Isn't it strange that the world is facing its greatest food and hunger challenge ever yet there appears to be more of a hunger to build luxury cars than to reap from the land.

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