Food and drink

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects across the whole of Scotland.

Busting the Myths on Calf Milk Replacers

Sign up to this webinar by Scotlands Rural University College (SRUC) to hear from Dr Jessica Cooke of Volac Milk Replacers Ltd and Dr Lorna MacPherson from SAC Consulting (part of SRUC discussing myths and comparisons about calf milk replacers.

Join us for an informative discussion on the latest calf milk replacer research, helping you decide on the best milk replacer for your heifer rearing system.

Farm retail with a focus on building staff teams - Monitor Farms Programme

Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farm programme supports agritourism, rural tourism and food and drink businesses to invest and grow, driving benefit to the rural economy and beyond.

This Monitor Farm meeting takes place  at the Black Isle Brewery moving to Black Isle Berries. The focus of the meeting is on farm retail and catering with a staff focus.

Registration is at 10.00 am at the Black Isle Brewery with the meeting starting at 10.30 am.

Royal Highland Show 2024

The Royal Highland Show is an annual event, showcasing the best of food, farming and rural life at Ingliston in Edinburgh. 

2024 is a year of celebration for RHASS, marking our 240th anniversary, and reinforcing us at the heart of the rural community. Find out more below on how and where you can get involved in all of our 240th-anniversary activities.

Arable Scotland 2024

Come and be inspired by arable innovation at Scotland’s premier arable event.

Scotland’s agritourism sector is celebrating after winning a bid to host the World Agritourism Conference in 2026. The announcement was made in Bolzano, Italy on Friday 17th May, at a gathering of world leaders in agritourism, who represent the recently formed Global Agritourism Network.

Growing vegetable crops in controlled environments - the skills you need

In this second webinar on Controlled environment agriculture | HIE (CEA), also known as protected cultivation or growing, you will hear from guest speakers about different aspects of skills you need to consider when planning, setting up and running an operation.

VisitScotland have published a handy Food Tourism Industry Guide to support rural and island businesses. 

Businesses can learn what food tourism is, how it can benefit their business and how to develop quality food tourism experiences.

A case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed today (10 May 2024) on a farm in Ayrshire.

Precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place at impacted premises and cover animals which have been in contact with the case. Further investigations to identify the origin of the disease are ongoing. This is standard procedure for a confirmed case of classical BSE.