Lies, damned lies and statistics

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As every economist knows, there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. But that view is not confined to economists. It is now shared by many in the Scottish salmon sector, thanks to an extraordinary episode over export figures.

Published on 9th November 2020

Scottish salmon farming stands at a momentous point.

What began a little over 50 years ago as a…

Published on 2nd November 2020

One experienced salmon farmer tells of growing up in the Western Isles in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the…

Published on 2nd November 2020

Baseball legend Yogi Berra may not have been talking about Brexit, but he certainly could have been.

Published on 20th August 2020
Scottish salmon farm workers adhering to Covid-19 safety procedures

It didn’t take them long. Almost as soon as…

Published on 30th July 2020

The tail to this crisis is going to be long and painful. There will be second waves and third waves, localised…

Published on 30th July 2020

THERE’S a documentary coming out later this year. Well, it claims to be a documentary but it will really be more of…

Published on 20th April 2020

There was a moment, captured on wobbly video and posted on social media late last month, which demonstrated…

Published on 7th January 2020

Flying into Kirkwall’s tiny airport you would be hard pressed to imagine anywhere else in the UK where a population…

Published on 3rd January 2020

Scottish salmon producers have triumphed at the Aquaculture Awards 2019, gathering a total of four awards.…