Scotland news archive

Help shape the Scottish Organic Action Plan

22 July 2015

The Scottish Organic Forum (SOF) - an industry-led body working to strengthen and promote Scotland's organic food and drink supply chain through collaboration - is in the process of updating the current Scottish Organic Action Plan. Its aim is to st...

Soil Association launches attack on runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is today (20 July2015) releasing a new report, runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction, exposing shocking evidence that this crop is threatening the future of farming and food security in the UK. Maize is responsible for envi...

Organic Dragon's Den

07 July 2015

Got an organic product idea that you'd like to grow? 19th August, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Soil Association Scotland will be welcoming a new group of businesses into the den this August, for our second round of Organic Dragon’s Den. A short list...

Pop-up organic food & drinks market at Glasgow Botanics

03 July 2015

12th of September, 10am till 3pm. It’s Time to Celebrate Organic! Soil Association Scotland is hosting a one day pop-up market showcasing some of Scotland’s best organic produce. We’re keen to introduce the public to our wonderful organic farmers an...

Soil Association Scotland had a great time at the Show

01 July 2015

Soil Association Scotland staff had a great Show this year, and enjoyed visits from Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod and members of the Scottish Government, as well as farmers and growers, consumers who came to say hello to Helen Browning, new ...

Organic Dragon's Den

24 June 2015

Got an organic product idea that you'd like to grow? Soil Association Scotland will be welcoming a new group of businesses into the den this August, for our second round of Organic Dragon’s Den. The organic market in the UK is enjoying a second year...

Innovative farming technology offers a break-through in small scale AD

16 June 2015

Dairy farmer, David Finlay, is leading the way in low input farming systems having created the UK’s first 25kw Micro-Anaerobic Digester (AD) on his farm. The Finlays, who farm at Rainton Farm near Castle Douglas, have been exploring ways of taking c...

An intro to Organic Maintenance & Conversion - Scotland

15 May 2015

Introduction Any land in Scotland that is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme is also eligible for organic conversion and maintenance options. Proposed conversion payments rates have been increased across every land type, and fully organic and in-...
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