Scotland news archive

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-...

Producing Quality Forage: Getting the conditions & mix right, 2 July, 1.30-4pm, Rhynie, Huntly

11 May 2015

A practical on-farm afternoon visit looking at achieving optimum soil, seed and growing conditions for efficient grass and arable silage production, including soil preparation, seed selection and weed control.

Managing for Fluke in Fife, date tbc

05 May 2015

Kinaldy Farm, Fife (date to be confirmed)

Controlling Rushes without Chemicals

29 April 2015

- 28th May, Kirklinton, Cumbria *FULLY BOOKED* - 4th June, Ullapool *FULLY BOOKED* - 5th June, Kirkton Farm, Crianlarich *FULLY BOOKED*
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