Last week we reported that Ivor and Robert Gaston own Whitsome Hill Farm, near Duns, and, while they own most of it, the farmhouse, fields surrounding the house, shed and farm office, which the Co-operative Group rents, are owned by the farming business and consultancy, J. P. Niven and Co. We apologise for any confusion.

The Co-op announced recently it was pulling out of farming. The group employs six people contract farming nearly 5,000 acres (2,015 hectares) in the region.