Farmstrong Scotland Tour - Ingliston

Inspiring farmer Marc Gascogine will share his story of farming in New Zealand, opportunity, anxiety, depression, and the Farmstrong well-being steps that helped him overcome his challenges. You will also hear more about Farmstrong Scotland, and the other support available from RSABI.


World wetlands day on 2nd February. 

Wetlands are areas which are either permanently or seasonally flooded, they can be coastal, inland, or manmade and support many different species all around the world.  This can include ponds, lagoons, mangroves, salt pans, lakes, rivers and also peatlands.

Stirling Women in Agriculture Group: Data Sleuths

Whether its farm accounts or livestock records there is mountains of information routinely kept on a farm which given the right knowledge can reveal a lot about your business. This meeting seeks to give handy hints and tips in order to help you use your information to your advantage.

We will also cover some of the top record keeping mistakes and provide tips to help keep you on the right side of the law!


RHET Live presents talk to a farmer week!

Over the course of the week RHET and partners will have a host of different farmers from across the country on hand to talk to your class about how different foods are produced. This year the focus is on farmers producing seeds and grains. Sessions include robotic dairy farming, finding out more about farming and the environment, working as a vet and highland cattle. 


New legislation to prevent the chasing and killing of wild mammals for sport has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

A new report published by NatureScot, and written in partnership with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, looked at the climatic range of native trees, in terms of rainfall and temperature, to identify the best places to protect their genetic diversity.

Official statistics published last week by NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency, show that the abundance (number of individuals in a species) and occupancy (number of sites where a species is present) of 2,803 Scotland’s marine and terrestrial species have stabilised at levels similar to the 1990s, well below historic populations.

A total of 680 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impacts of climate change will share more than £14 million this year from the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS).

A  “cutting edge” study published today has put an economic value on Scotland’s woodlands in helping to prevent flooding.

It estimates that the capacity of woodlands to store water and slow down run-off to downstream communities after heavy rain, is worth almost £100 million a year in Scotland.

With the prospect of wetter winters due to the effects of climate change, and more intense rainfall in summer, the ability of trees to reduce flood risk is becoming increasingly important. 

Appointment of Members to the Board of Quality Meat Scotland (x3)