Scotland news archive

Field Lab – Farm Scale AD: Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs (Meeting 4), 22 April 2015

14 April 2015

Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet This is the last of 4 open meetings looking at small-scale AD in an organic dairy system.

Best Soil in Show 2015: ready, steady, dig! Closing date extended: now 20th April

13 April 2015

As part of the International Year of the Soil 2015, the James Hutton Institute is again joining forces with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and new partner Soil Association Scotland in a quest to highlight the Best Soil in Sh...

An intro to Organic Maintenance & Conversion - Scotland

08 April 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-...

Lunch Time Seed Swap at Soil Association Scotland: Sharing Seeds & Stories…

30 March 2015

The Soil Association Scotland team held their first Seed Swap today, to celebrate the arrival of spring and the growing season ahead, and to highlight Soil Association’s Save Our Seeds campaign.

Support for Organic Farming

17 March 2015

2015 is likely to be a year of change for many farming businesses across Scotland, and some may use the opportunity to reflect and take stock of where they are – and where they want to go next. There are many pressures on modern farmers, not least m...

Highlights from the Scottish Soils Conference, 10th March, Stirling

16 March 2015

It all starts with, and comes back to, the SOIL. That was the opening message at the packed-out Scottish Soils Conference, held at Stirling Auction Mart by the Scottish Organic Forum . Farmers, growers and agricultural industry representatives got t...

Maternity Cover arrangements: Please welcome Angela Mitchell as Acting Director of Soil Association Scotland

09 March 2015

As many of you already know, I will be on maternity leave from April 2015 until February 2016. I am delighted to tell you that Angela Mitchell, our current Food for Life Scotland Manager, will be Acting Director of Soil Association Scotland whilst I...

Organic market shows improved growth amidst tumbling food prices

24 February 2015

The Soil Association’s 2015 Organic Market Report reveals sales of organic products increased by 4% in 2014 across the UK. The new figures announced today (24 February 2015) show this is significant growth in a year when both food prices (down 1.9%)...

Continued funding for Food for Life Scotland

10 February 2015

In recognition of Scotland’s real food heroes, the Scottish Government has announced further funding for Soil Association Scotland's Food for Life Scotland programme.

Grants for planting and managing woodlands in Central Scotland

09 February 2015

New woodland creation and management of existing woodland will continue to be well-supported in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 – 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) which will...
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