Land

If you're a grower employing seasonal migrant workers, the NFUS has pulled together all the essential information and top tools you need in one place.

Farmers and land managers in Central Scotland, who are thinking of planting trees but don’t know where to begin, can now get free help from Scottish Forestry.

As part of ongoing work to promote the benefits of tree planting to rural businesses  in the region, a limited number of FREE Farm Woodland Assessments are up for grabs, to help farms and estates identify opportunities for new woodland planting to support their  businesses. 

The new Local Development Plan for the Cairngorms National Park includes an increase in affordable housing requirements for new developments.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) wants to work with farmers in South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Highland in a new Rural Risk Project set up to help reduce the risks from fires on farms.

Single year and multi-year projects now eligible to apply to a £22 million peatland restoration programme.

COP26 is the international community’s best, perhaps only, chance to address the threat of climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Speaking to a virtual gathering of Scottish business and investment leaders today, the First Minister said that welcoming the international climate change conference to Scotland was a huge honour, carrying major responsibility.

SAOS Conference 2021 "SAOS's A-Z for a Bright Future"

SAOS are embracing embracing technology and running their 2021 Conference event online, which gives a great opportunity to reach out to more of you than ever, and share their work and ideas. If you’ve not made it along in person to their conference before, now is the perfect time, there's no travel required and your ticket is free!

Mob Grazing Q&A

Is it possible to successfully mob graze in very wet areas of Scotland, like the west coast, or in the uplands? Hear from farmers and crofters who are making outwintering work and ask your questions at this Q&A chaired by agricultural consultant and farmer Emily Grant.

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Agroforestry

Wondering what trees could do for your croft? Join the Soil Association for an online discussion with two crofters – new entrant Phil Knott, of Wildlife Croft on Skye, and Mike Hyatt, of Baleveolan Croft, Isle of Lismore – about their experience of crofting with trees. Ask your questions and hear about:

Crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities will benefit from grants to improve their housing or build new homes.

The Croft House Grant scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural communities while allowing them to achieve the full potential of crofts and generate economic activity.

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