Seventy-five per cent of Scotland's land mass is under agricultural production. Cattle and sheep are the main livestock reared and contribute more than one billion pounds to the UK economy. Most of the meat and dairy is exported to the rest of the EU. The two main cereals grown are barley and wheat.
This field of cut barley is in Perthshire in the east of Scotland where the most fertile soils are and the majority of crop farming is. The barley will either be malted and used to make whisky or used for animal feed.