A new podcast dedicated to rural Scotland and it's various industries has launched today, Monday 13 January.
The OnFARM – Food, Agriculture and Rural Matters podcast has been launched by Scene & Herd PR and Marketing and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and a new dedicated website.
Scene & Herd PR and Marketing are working with industry experts, successful business owners and key organisations to increase public and inter-industry awareness of Scottish rural enterprise and its stories.
People and projects across the country that are doing their best to save nature were celebrated at the recent Nature of Scotland Awards 2019.
Nine awards were presented at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Grant Hotel in Edinburgh hosted by wildlife cameraman and TV presenter Gordon Buchanan and BBC Scotland radio and TV presenter Euan McIlwraith.
Rural businesses from across the country have been announced as finalists for the Scottish Rural Awards 2020.
The Scottish Rural Awards celebrate the enterprise, innovation and community spirit of those who live and work in Scotland’s countryside. Shortlists have been announced for 12 award categories including a new award for Best Countryside Digital Innovator.
The final report from the Women in Agriculture Taskforce, commissioned by the Scottish Government, has been published.
The taskforce found that women's contribution to the industry can be undervalued, downplayed or simply unseen.
The taskforce’s recommendations include:
RSABI has launched its biggest awareness raising campaign.
The charity supports people working in Scottish agriculture, providing financial, practical and emotional support to individuals and families.
Services offered by RSABI range from helping people issues such as money worries and employment concerns, accident, illness and mental health.
The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) will hold their first fundraising Gala Dinner on Friday 21 February 2020, in celebration of their 21st birthday.
RHET's purpose is to bring farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. The organisation works with volunteers to provide free educational activities and experiential learning opportunities for Scotland’s children, arranging farm visits and classroom education and providing teacher training and educational resources.
The Scottish Farm Land Trust are running a crowdfunding campaign to employ a development worker.
The Scottish Farm Land Trust aims to increase access to land for small-scale, ecological agriculture. They'll do this by acquiring land to be held in trust and rented fairly to new entrants and young people.
Their crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £10,000 to employ a development worker to progress this idea. At the moment the Scottish Farm Land Trust is entirely volunteer-run.
Are you in a position to make environmental change at a landscape scale?
Soil Association Scotland and Scottish Land & Estates are looking for ambitious and forward-looking land managers to apply to their new Landscape Leadership programme, where you will develop the skills needed to make change happen.
An upcoming business seminar will explore the concept of farm business incubators as a route into farming for new entrants in Scotland.
The NEWBIE business seminar at AgriScot on 20 November will be a chance to hear about an international exchange to north France and how farm business incubators to help new entrants there.