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

11 April 2014

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 ...

Social Media Workshop Roundup

07 April 2014

Our very first training event in March was on how organic businesses and the sector can best use social media to showcase our achievements and what we can offer.

Soil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years: Scots spent £56million in 2013

13 March 2014

The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report today reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008.

Grow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Thursday 15th May, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll (FPSF), with Organic catch up

12 March 2014

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 investment and aftercare of a new ley.

Response to Scottish Government's ''Better Eating, Better Learning'' report

06 March 2014

We welcome the release of the Scottish Government’s “Better Eating, Better Learning” report today. 10 years on from Hungry for Success, this report brings the importance of nutritious, healthy and sustainable school food firmly into focus once again...

Invitation to tender for Food for Life Scotland programme evaluation

28 February 2014

The Soil Association Scotland invites suitably qualifed organisations to participate in a competitive tender for development, execution and reporting of evaluation of the Food for Life Scotland (FFLS) programme during its current phase of programme ...

Iglu awarded Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2014!

25 February 2014

Congratulations to Charlie and his staff at Iglu who have been awarded (by chef Raymond Blanc no less!) Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2014.

Organic Routes

21 February 2014

Soil Association Scotland received funding through the Community Food Fund to explore and develop an organic food map, in and around Edinburgh. The project aims to encourage more locals and visitors to explore organic businesses and to enjoy Scottis...

Nominations needed for Agri-tourism Monitor Farm Project

20 February 2014

Nominations are now needed for two Agri-tourism Monitor Farm – one in the South of Scotland and one in the East (Lothian, Fife & Angus) of Scotland.

Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event, Tuesday 4th March, Upper Largo, Fife, with Organic catch up

17 February 2014

A practical day looking at soil management and how to make best use of FYM, slurry and compost.
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