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Food for Life Scotland at Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland

19 September 2014

The Food for Life Scotland education team attended Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland on Friday 12 th and Saturday 13 th of September.

Workshop Summary: Agri-Tech Catalyst Networking Event, Thursday 28th August 2014, Glasgow

17 September 2014

The Agri-Tech Catalyst* With £70m of government funding, the Agri-Tech Catalyst, which has been set up by the Technology Strategy Board and the BBSRC, will help to ‘commercialise UK agricultural innovation’. There are currently no examples of fundin...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass

17 September 2014

Wednesday 29th October, Elphin, nr Ullapool A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the R...

Local organic flour triumphs in the Den

10 September 2014

As the real bread movement gains momentum across the UK – according to the Flour Advisory Bureau there’s a staggering 12 million loaves of bread served each day in the UK – there is undoubtedly a place in the market for Scottish organic flour. Our d...

Show off your products this Organic September with organic prizes

27 August 2014

With Organic September looming, it’s the perfect time to show off your wares and appeal to customers old and new. We’re asking Scottish organic producers and businesses if they can spare some products this September for prizes to feature on our stan...

Soil Association Scotland at Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland

27 August 2014

It’s Eat, Drink Discover Scotland ’s first year and we’re delighted to be taking part! This exciting food festival is taking place from the 12th to the 14th of September at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, where it will play host to a huge co...

A Farm Walk with Bread Matters in the Scottish Borders

25 August 2014

On Wednesday 10th September Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

A Roaring Success: Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragon’s Den

14 August 2014

Seven businesses ( Mungoswells Malt & Milling , The Rookery, Fou Furnishings , Almighty Foods , Crymble’s Confectionary , T Lochhead & Sons and Peelham Farm Organic ) full of fiery new organic ideas approached the Dragons for feedback at Our Dynamic...

Performance, Parasites & Profit Event, Wednesday 24th September, Jedburgh

14 August 2014

A practical day, looking at making best use of home grown feeds, an expert’s view on how to avoid parasites, eating into your profits and how hitting spec can make a difference to your bottom line.

Soil Muck & Money Event, Thursday 11th September, Caithness

14 August 2014

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