Crofting

Women in Agriculture Scotland - An Evening with Lindy Nelson

Women in Agriculture Scotland are absolutely delighted to welcome the inspirational Lindy Nelson to their next online event. Lindy founded the Agri Women's Development Trust in her home country of New Zealand, she is a visionary leader, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to agriculture and women, 2013 Next Business Woman of the year and she has also been named one of the top ten women in agriculture.

A plan has been published setting out how crofting can be supported to flourish in the future.

The National Development Plan for Crofting highlights the core elements necessary to ensure that crofting continues to play an integral role in rural and island life, as well as delivering policy priorities for climate change mitigation and biodiversity.

RSABI is among eight charities to receive a welcome funding boost from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

The Charitable Trust has recently donated £80,000 to RSABI, the charity providing emotional, practical and financial support to people in the Scottish agricultural industry.

Organic Farming in Scotland: Opportunities and Financial Support

Are you a farmer or grower based in Scotland interested in organic production?

Would you like to find out more about the financial support available to organic farmers through the Government’s Agri – Environment and Climate Scheme? 

The winners of Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) were announced on Thursday 4th March at a special virtual ceremony.

When the Covid-19 crisis hit last March, our weekly food shop hit a roadblock. With supermarkets struggling to keep up with customer demand, we took a local detour.

Taking the scenic route forced us to slow down, appreciate what’s on our doorstep and take time to discover the farm shops, markets, makers and producers right under our noses.

An initiative to help drive projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink has reopened for applications.

Scene & Herd created the OnFARM podcast because they wanted to share a positive and accurate picture of rural life in Scotland. Over the last year, they have told numerous stories about how businesses have thrived, how individuals have triumphed over adversity, how rural Scotland showcases both talent and tenacity and how science and farming are working together to solve serious challenges.

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