Scotland news archive

Soil Muck & Money Event

29 July 2014

Thursday 11th September, Caithness. A practical day looking at soil & grassland management and making best use of FYM & slurry; there will also be a seeder demonstration.

Forum discusses the Organic Future

23 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum held an open workshop on the 10th of July at SAC Craibstone, to discuss the future of the organic sector in Scotland. Many local farmers attended, along with Nigel Miller from NFUS, Frank Strang, Scottish Government and Pr...

Gold for RSPB Loch Leven in a Scottish first

21 July 2014

RSPB’s Loch Leven reserve has become the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark.

New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food

11 July 2014

New research from Newcastle University, to be published on Tuesday 15 July, in the British Journal of Nutrition , has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key a...

Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan launched

09 July 2014

Local growers, sustainable food groups, volunteers and community leaders were on hand earlier this month to celebrate the launch of Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan, the launch was celebrated with a specially planned and cooked feast a...

Scottish Organic Forum - open meeting

03 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum is holding an open meeting to identify and discuss the [long term] strategic priorities for Scotland’s organic sector and plan the next steps for Scotland’s organic action plan.

Highland Highlights

30 June 2014

The sun brought the crowds flocking to the 2014 Royal Highland Show, and our new stand next to Scottish Organic Milk Producers was a great success. The prize draw for a delicious organic hamper was really popular, with hundreds of entries. Over 200 ...

Undersowing brassicas with green manures – New Field Lab

30 June 2014

Friday 18 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Vital Veg & SRUC Craibstone, Aberdeenshire

Get yer thinkin' cap on & WIN a bottle of organic wine!

30 June 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum is working to develop the next Scottish Organic Action Plan which will include a greater focus on organic R&D in Scotland.

Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragon’s Den Event

25 June 2014

Organic New Product Development We’ve had a fantastic response so far from those wanting to enter the den, so we’ve decided to add a few more slots to the day and extend the entry date till the 25 th of July … Have you always wanted to launch your o...
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