Dairy farmers are preparing to stage a blockade in protest over cuts to milk prices.
A lobby group warned that moves to introduce a price cut of 2p per litre on August 1 would prompt the action.
Farmers are angry at the latest round of cuts to prices, which come on top of similar cuts in the spring.
They are now set to take part in the 48-hour blockade, according to Farmers for Action.
A spokesman for the organisation told The Herald that the price rise would force many farmers out of business – and, in the long term, push up the price of milk for consumers.
“The plan is to blockade the tankers,” the spokesman said. “A tanker will go to a farm from a processor, fill up with milk, and find he will be unable to leave the farm.
“We will hold it up for 48 hours. If the milk has to be dumped, so be it.
“There are 1000 dairy farmers in Scotland. You won’t find one that is against it. No milk will go out.”
The plans follow a protest at Westminster last week, attended by 2500 farmers from across the UK. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has called for a summit meeting with his colleagues at Westminster and in Wales to find ways to better support Scotland’s dairy farmers.
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