Programme of events

All events are free of charge to primary producers (farmers/crofters/growers) & £60.00 plus VAT to others.

Future Proofing Scotland's Farming (FPSF)
Places are limited and booking is essential for all events so that lunch and resource packs can be provided. Call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email

Scottish Farming Innovation Network (SFIN)
These are half day events. Please note that places are limited as group size will be restricted, therefore booking is required. Call Colleen on 0131 666 2474 or email


Grow more grass with the GrassMaster Event (FPSF)

15 May 2014

Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll

A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on i...

Field Lab: Anaerobic Digestion – Meeting 2 (SFIN)

21 May 2014

Cream O Galloway, Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2DR

This will be the second open meeting of the AD field lab. After a quick summary and update on how the digester has progressed over the winter, we will look at applying digestate to silage fields and ...

AssureWel Awareness Event, Edinburgh

22 May 2014

AssureWel Awareness Event, 12.00 - 3.30, Thursday 22nd May, Edinburgh

Soil Association Scotland invites you to an introduction to AssureWel, a collaborative initiative between Soil Association, RSPCA and Bristol University which is developing a practical system of welfare outcome assessment for the major farm animal species. The AssureWel outcome measures are used in Soil Association Organic and RSPCA Freedom Food inspections and AssureWel is successfully working with farm assurance schemes and farmers to establish the wide adoption of this approach to assessing good animal husbandry. This event will include an introduction, history and review of the work to date including the processes that have been involved and achievements so far. The day will conclude with an interactive session on welfare outcome measures.
To attend this informative event please contact Lyn or call 0131 666 0847. We will be providing a light lunch. Please note places are limited so please book early.

Soil Muck & Money Event (FPSF)

28 May 2014

Durness, Lairg, Highland

A practical day looking at soil and grassland management and making best use of inputs. Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope and Iain Eadie, Germinal Seeds GB Ltd. The day will also include a v...

Enhancing Soil Productivity: Managing Structure and Fertility to Improve Performance (SFIN)

12 June 2014

Whitmuir Farm, Peeblesshire

This practical morning event will focus on managing soil structure and fertility, and will cover a number of topics including the benefits of using green manures and the potential merits of soil addi...