Farming

Two awards for outstanding contribution to RSABI were presented at a Jubilee event on board HMS Albion, attended by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.

The awards were presented as part of a range of 125th anniversary year initiatives by the charity - which supports people in Scottish agriculture – to thank the volunteers, fundraisers, and others for their invaluable support.

RSABI is set to launch a special initiative during the summer in the run up to the Great Glen Challenge to celebrate their 125th anniversary this year.

The agricultural charity will be inviting people in the Scottish agricultural community to get behind its #Challenge125 initiative which will get underway on 23rd June on the opening morning of the Royal Highland Show and finish on 26th August when the Great Glen Challenge is held.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses will be given new opportunities to allow them to raise finance by securing funds against largely untapped assets like vehicles, plant and machinery or whisky stores through The Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill

Lambing season on Scotland’s hills can be a challenging time for farmers and crofters.  In NatureScot's latest guest blog we hear from Freya King from Skye who has been delivering enhanced shepherding supported by the 

Farm to Fork Webinar (Part of the EU Green Week)

Soaring energy prices, the rising cost of living and threats to our food system brought on by the war in Ukraine have provoked panicked calls for more intensive farming and a scaling back of green ambitions, including the recent decision from the EU agricultural ministers to allow production on marginal land. But these calls detract us from our long-term, but most urgent need to achieve net zero and will reverse any gains in food security for a fairer, greener, healthier Europe.

AgriScot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year Award applications are now open, with a deadline for submission of 20th June 2022.

'Agroecology: Facilitating Mindset Change' was one of the projects supported in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund aiming to widen understanding of agroecology.

Applications are now invited for a fund to support Scottish food and drink suppliers and producers to invest in future growth as part of the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation Grant Scheme (FPMC).

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