Scotland news archive

2015 Burns Night with a twist, Wednesday 28th January

23 January 2015

This event has been cancelled. We are planning to hold another fabulous Burns Night with a twist in 2016, so please watch this space.

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

15 January 2015

Pillars of Hercules are seeking two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to help in all areas of farm work for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October.

Cattle, Kale & Other Forage Crops, Tuesday 17th February 2015, 11.30am – 3pm, Selkirk

08 January 2015

A practical on-farm visit looking at the key requirements for out wintering cattle on forage crops.

Organic: the gold standard of our vision for good food

01 December 2014

Four Trustees of the Soil Association’s seventeen Trustees resigned in November 2014 following the rejection by their fellow Trustees of a motion challenging our three year old strategy. Our strategy focusses as strongly as ever on organic food and ...

Open to all: Scottish Soils Conference, organised by Scottish Organic Forum, 10th March 2015

24 November 2014

United Auctions Ltd, Stirling A day focusing on the most vital asset on your farm: SOIL. Covering the state of our soils, knowing what you’ve got & how to increase productivity, including practical perspectives from farmers and growers.

New SRDP Draft Organic Payment Rates

18 November 2014

Soil Association Scotland welcomes the announcement of the new draft payments rate for organic conversion and maintenance as part of the new SRDP. The rates are being discussed with European Commission so are in draft at present.

Dragon’s Den Winners get the NPD treatment!

13 November 2014

The three winning businesses from August’s Organic Dragon’s Den took their places on an intensive new product development (NPD) session, a prize designed to help each business to further success in the marketplace.

Survey on Farming and Forestry Integration

11 November 2014

If you are a farmer or land manager with farm woodlands (or perhaps thinking of planting woodlands), we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey, created by our friend Elspeth Dundas of Edinburgh University. For her dissertation p...

New Field Lab: Effective Rush Control

04 November 2014

Do you have a problem with rushes on your farm? Rushes are an issue for many farmers, and can have significant impacts on production by reducing the size of livestock grazing areas. Chemical herbicides are a widely used (if not always effective) rem...

Organic September in Scotland

20 October 2014

September has been a very busy month for the Soil Association Scotland. It’s the month that we celebrate all things organic and encourage the public to “make a small change” to their shopping habits make “a big difference” to food, farming, wildlife...
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