NFU Scotland are keen to send a clear message to everyone, that crime will not be tolerated in the countryside.
Earlier we spoke to Teresa Dougall who is the NFU regional manager for Dumfries and Galloway.
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The 12.5 hour walkout by 63 GMB members got under way at 6am this morning and will continue until 6.30pm this evening.
37-year-old Graeme Haddon pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in his home village of Lamancha near West Linton at the weekend.