PeatSCOPE Relaunch Webinar

Unlocking the Power of PeatSCOPE: A Digital Tool Designed to Help Understand and Protect Our Peatlands

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), NatureScot and the Amphibian & Reptile Groups of the UK (ARGUK) are looking for support from farmers, land managers, land owners and crofters across Scotland with completion of a Scottish Adder Survey!

Farming for the Future: Planning for Profit and Nature

Join the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, Propagate and National Farmers Union Scotland for a knowledge-sharing event looking at how farming can be good for both the environment and the farm business.

Agroforestry and farm woodlands: Managing your trees

Treeline is a family-run forestry business based on a Pentland hill farm near West Linton in the Scottish Borders, who provide woodland management and contracting services as well as supplying high quality woodfuel and forestry machinery.     

Join them or a farm walk (followed by hot soup) to hear from farmer-foresters Gavin and Nick Marshall on topics including: 

Agritourism Start Up Support - Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms

Are you considering agritourism? Or a new rural tourism business? Or rural food and drink business?

Are you in the planning process or build process? Or you have been open or trading for 6 months or under.

Join a small group going through the same, facilitated by Caroline Millar to gain support and share experiences. This is a monthly online support meeting.

Farm Retail Masterclass - Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme

Starting at Macbeth’s Butchers which is a family run business that provides high quality meat products throughout the UK.

In the main, the beef is provided from their own farm, Edinvale, in upland Moray where they rear traditional Scottish native breeds. These are reared in as an extensive, natural environment as possible being fed grass, home grown hay or silage and no growth promoters. Macbeth's also supply a full range of pork and lamb from local farms with a similar philosophy. Macbeth's venison and game is also sourced locally.

FAS Connect Conference

The inaugural FAS Conference will be held on 31st January at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. The conference will bring together members of the 45 FAS Connect groups from across Scotland. This event gives attendees the opportunity to take a step back from the day to day and look to the future. Panel sessions will form the basis of the day with a mixture of expert panellists and farmer speakers covering topics such as Global Outlook, Time and Technology and Carbon and Biodiversity.

Tight safeguards on XL Bully dogs are to be introduced in Scotland to make it a criminal offence to own the breed without an exemption certificate.

The legislation will mirror what has been introduced by the UK Government in England and Wales, and prevent Scotland from becoming a ‘dumping ground’ for this breed.

Women in Agriculture Scotland Networking Lunch

Join Women in Agriculture Scotland for some delicious food, drinks and networking as well as a "fireside" chat with some key ladies in agricultural journalism.

Tackling Rural Crime Together

Tackling Rural Crime Together

10.00 Arrival with tea, coffee and pastries

10.30 Welcome by Angus PARC Chair

10.35 Workshops on: