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:

Small producers will be able to access a range of new support through a new government pilot to help them become more sustainable.

The Small Producers Pilot Fund has been allocated over £180,000 which will be used to assist small producers and crofters to establish more localized supply chains and cut food miles.

CEA Webinar - Growing vegetable crops in controlled environments

The webinar will provide an introduction to controlled environment agriculture (CEA), also known as protected cultivation or growing. The guest speakers will provide an overview of different forms of CEA, share trends and innovations and explain where the challenges opportunities lie.

A grant of £80,000 has been awarded by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust to Scottish agricultural charity, RSABI, with a focus on supporting the charity’s ambitious drive to improve farmers’ mental health. 

Check out the latest rural job opportunities in Scotland.


An action plan has been published which supports the Culture Strategy for Scotland. The plan provides details of how the Scottish Government will deliver the ambitions of the Culture Strategy.

A Loch Lomond hill farmer has raised an incredible £13,340 for RSABI and Diabetes UK by hosting a stock judging event in memory of her mum and sister. 

Farmstrong Scotland - Marc Gascoigne - Farmstrong ambassador

Marc Gascoigne is a New Zealand dairy farmer and ambassador for Farmstrong in New Zealand.

He visited Scotland in February and March 2023 to share his personal story of depression, resilience and wellbeing, and was part of a tour of 14 events across the country, that helped highlight the importance of Farmstrong and share some positive steps that he uses to manage his wellbeing.