Horticulture – Compost and Growing Media

Do you have a horticultural enterprise on your smallholding or croft? Do you buy or make compost or growing media? Do you get variable results?!

Join FAS for this online talk and discussion on compost, with grower and soil expert Audrey Litterick.  Audrey will cover:

Horticulture – Crop Choice, Rotations and Marketing Produce

Planning on growing and selling veg from your smallholding or croft?

This online talk and discussion for smallholders and crofters is about maximising income from your holding with profitable cropping.

There are several Scottish Government online consultations currently open, which are of direct relevance to rural and island communities.

Consultations are an important part of government policy development, where views and insights garnered are used by policy areas to develop and inform policies that in turn can be progressed into new Bills or Laws.  Online consultations are a key tool in supporting this activity.

Pioneering practice: Shaping Scotland’s future through inclusive land ownership

Are you passionate about the future of Scotland's land? Do you want to be part of shaping innovative approaches to land ownership and governance?

Small Space Growing

TTF's Green Shoots project's eighth monthly community workshop is a hands-on opportunity for us to gather to learn and share tips all about growing food in small spaces. It's amazing what can be got out of a square metre bed, up a fence or even on windowsill. Suitable for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out.

Green Shoots project workers Martin and Barney will facilitate this workshop. We'll be covering topics such as:

Woodland Habitat Impact Assessment (WHIALite) Workshop - Dingwall

2024 WHIALite Programme

As part of The Wild Deer Best Practice guidance collection, Steering Group partners, led by NatureScot and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) developed a simplified methodology for assessing the impacts of grazing herbivores on woodland habitat.

Eigg has a long history of crofting and has twenty-one crofts split across two townships. While traditional crofting is much less prevalent than it was 30 years ago, it still plays an important role in the economic, social, and culture of Eigg. 

The 'Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards' ceremony will be moved to November to give the chance to celebrate National Tree Week at the same time, the charity’s Trustees have announced.

Dog owners are being encouraged to do the right thing this spring in the Cairngorms National Park and keep dogs on leads around livestock.