Mike Sanderson from NFU England says some farmers will take years to recover:
William Evans is a farmer from Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway.
He said that given the chance, he would change the way the compensation claims are assessed:
Andrew McCornick is the Regional Chairman for NFU Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway).
He says that although the government aid is welcome, it is not the long term solution:
Farmers who were hit by the severe snow storms during spring only have until the end of the day to apply for government aid.
South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume is urging farmers in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders to apply for their share of the £6 million aid package.
Thousands of sheep were left buried under massive snow drifts during the snow storms.
Khalil Dale's brother Ian, his friends Zia and Dora and fiancee Anne expressed their sadness with this statement:
The family and friends of a British aid worker who was murdered in Pakistan have paid tribute to him.
Khalil Dale, from Dumfries, was found dead on Sunday, more than four months after being abducted whilst working for the International Red Cross.
In a statement released today, his brother Ian and fiancee Ann said they are shocked and saddened by the death.
They described the 60-year-old as "amongst the most gentle, most kind and most loving person we have ever known".