Scotland news archive

Open to all: Scottish Soils Conference, organised by Scottish Organic Forum

24 November 2014

A day focusing on the most vital asset on your farm: SOIL. Covering the state of our soils, knowing what you’ve got & how to increase productivity, including practical perspectives from farmers and growers.

New SRDP Draft Organic Payment Rates

18 November 2014

Soil Association Scotland welcomes the announcement of the new draft payments rate for organic conversion and maintenance as part of the new SRDP. The rates are being discussed with European Commission so are in draft at present.

Dragon’s Den Winners get the NPD treatment!

13 November 2014

The three winning businesses from August’s Organic Dragon’s Den took their places on an intensive new product development (NPD) session, a prize designed to help each business to further success in the marketplace.

Survey on Farming and Forestry Integration

11 November 2014

If you are a farmer or land manager with farm woodlands (or perhaps thinking of planting woodlands), we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey, created by our friend Elspeth Dundas of Edinburgh University. For her dissertation p...

New Field Lab: Effective Rush Control

04 November 2014

Do you have a problem with rushes on your farm? Rushes are an issue for many farmers, and can have significant impacts on production by reducing the size of livestock grazing areas. Chemical herbicides are a widely used (if not always effective) rem...

Organic September in Scotland

20 October 2014

September has been a very busy month for the Soil Association Scotland. It’s the month that we celebrate all things organic and encourage the public to “make a small change” to their shopping habits make “a big difference” to food, farming, wildlife...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass

16 October 2014

Wednesday 26th November, Newton Stewart

Soil Association annual conference highlights the growing evidence of chilling impacts of neonicotinoids

10 October 2014

The Soil Association’s annual conference established the case for continuing the ban on neonicotinoids. Professor Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex discussed the mounting evidence of how bees and other wildlife are being quietly poisoned by t...

Introducing Food for Life Scotland's New Website

07 October 2014

As part of Food for Life Scotland's exciting education and engagement work, our brand new and first ever dedicated website is an exciting new resource for schools and communities, where you can share your good food stories, read, share and comment o...

Becoming A Good Food Nation: Have Your Say

02 October 2014

As the Scottish Government launches the next phase of the national food and drink policy, Soil Association Scotland welcomes the opportunity to comment on the vision, aspirations and proposed priorities and plans set in the ‘ Becoming a Good Food Na...
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