Farming

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.

AgriScot 2019

AgriScot is the Farm Business Event where the best commercial and technical advice is on offer.

Farmers, farm managers, agri-business professionals and land managers attend AgriScot to develop their businesses.

Admission and parking are free. Conveniently located to transport links, the event attracts visitors from all over Scotland, the UK and beyond.

NFU Scotland's North East region are hosting its inaugural Mental Health Conference on 7 November in Inverurie.

Developing a Stirling (region) Local Food Business Network

Opportunity to meet other local food businesses, hear from a successful local food business network (Food From Fife), and explore the potential of a collaborative marketing group for local food businesses here Stirling.

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.

Scottish farmers Andrew and Aileen Marchant scooped a top prize at the recent British Farming Awards

The husband and wife team who took on Clonhie Farm in Dumfries and Galloway won the New Entrants: Against All Odds award at the national awards. 

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.

Applications are now being accepted for Be Your Best Self -- personal development training for women living and working in Scottish agriculture.

  • Do you feel like you need to re-focus on your life goals?
  • Do you want to build your confidence and discover the true value of your skills and strengths?
  • Are you looking for new opportunities and possibilities?
  • Would you like to connect with other women in Scottish agriculture?

If so, then this course is for you!

The first ever National Islands Plan for Scotland has been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration.

The proposed National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for Scotland's island communities.

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