Land

Trees: a crop with multiple benefits - managing & planting for improved livestock & arable production

A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry:

  • how to manage existing woodland for livestock
  • planting for optimum arable production
  • funding sources
  • an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Speakers include Stephen Briggs, Abacus Organics; Mike Strachan, Forestry Commission Scotland and Woodland Trust.

Trees: a crop with multiple benefits - managing & planting for improved livestock & arable production

A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry:

  • how to manage existing woodland for livestock
  • planting for optimum arable production
  • funding sources
  • an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Speakers include Stephen Briggs, Abacus Organics; Mike Strachan, Forestry Commission Scotland and Woodland Trust.

Grassland: managing soils & weeds

This event will look at practical soil management and sustainable weed control.

The day will include a visit to a croft followed by a Bring-Your-Own soils workshop and question and answer session.

Speakers include independent consultant, Ian Cairns.

Booking is required for catering purposes.

Contact David on 0131 666 2474 or dmichie@soilassociation.org for more info.

The RSPB Scotland Nature of Scotland Awards 2016 are now open for entries.

There are eight award categories, with each one recognising a different aspect of conservation work. And this year there are two new categories - the Food and Farming Award, and the Corporate Awards.

The award categories are:

The rural charity RSABI is inviting teams to take part in this year's Great Glen Challenge.

The annual multi-sports team building event raises vital funds to help RSABI continue its work to alleviate hardship among Scotland's land-based workforce.

Rural Manifesto event - Cairngorms

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

Refreshments will be provided.

Rural Manifesto event - Lerwick, Shetland

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

Refreshments will be provided.

Rural Manifesto event - Lerwick, Shetland

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

Refreshments will be provided.

Rural Manifesto event - Elgin

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

Refreshments will be provided.

Rural Manifesto event - Rothesay

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

Refreshments will be provided.

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