Alternative Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture – NEFERTITI Farm Demo Evt.

The Scottish NEFERTITI Hub is excited to invite young people and new entrants to farming to an in-person, on-farm demonstration event at Glensaugh Farm, near Fettercairn on Thursday 25th August 2022, 10:30-3:00pm.

Almost £5 million has been today awarded to 46 projects in Scotland to improve natural habitats, safeguard plant and animal species, improve biodiversity, and tackle climate change.

From Croft Gate to Croft Plate Event 1 – Growing Fruit and Veg in Lewis and Harris

An opportunity to see the work being done by Lewis and Harris Horticultural Producers – guided tour round the polytunnels and allotments at the Lews Castle College site, followed by a Q&A session with members of the Producers.  There will also be a presentation from Laura McEwan from Horshader Community Development who will talk about community allotments and her work with Hebridean Tree Ark, a native tree nursery .

Walking and Talking trees with Andrew Adamson of Netherurd Home Farm

On farm Andrew Adamson will introduce us to Netherurd Home Farm. Talk about how he has integrated trees into his farming business over a number of years; providing shelter for stock and crops along with an alternative income stream. He'll discuss the initial thought processes, the decision to plant trees, objectives, challenges and benefits and why he is planning to plant more trees. There will also be a speaker from Scottish Forestry joining them to discuss funding and steps to woodland creation.

Land Reform in a Net Zero Nation: online public meeting

Come along to the online public meeting to learn more about the Scottish Government's proposals for the Bill. Ms Mairi McAllan, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, and Ms Slater, the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, will be talking at the event along with Scottish Government officials.

All are welcome to ask questions, raise issues, and contribute to the discussion.

Community Land Week will return this year from the 8th to the 16th of October for the fourth Scotland-wide celebration of community landowners. Expression of interest deadline is Friday 29th July.

Any geographic community that owns land or another asset, from an estate to a woodland to a community centre, can apply to run an event as part of the week.

You can now share your views on how the land in rural Scotland is owned, bought, sold, managed and used in the Land Reform consultation - access it directly here

Listen to the latest episode of OnFarm podcast where a beef farmer Giles Henry talks about the sustainable farming practices. 

You can now share your views on the government’s long-term vision of what our natural environment needs to look like in 2045 in order to reverse biodiversity decline and protect our environment for the future. 

The consultation contains a series of proposed outcomes setting out what needs to be done, and the conditions that must be in place, in order to achieve success.

Britain’s largest rewilding initiative has been earmarked by the UK and Scottish Governments as a globally-prestigious showcase project to help nature, people and climate, as the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ecosystem Restoration steps up action to halt climate breakdown before 2030.