Rural services

Carbon Stacking: What you need to know

There are lots of reasons for farmers to be interested in carbon markets, especially given the changing agricultural policy and push towards net zero as well as other potential benefits.

In this webinar will map out and connect the financial incentives being offered to farmers for adopting sustainable practices.  

Recruiting, Training and Retaining Staff - Monitor Farms Programme

This Monitor Farm meeting takes place on Tuesday 21 May 2024 at Charleton Fruit Farm and Arbikie Distillery. The focus of the meeting is on recruiting, training and retaining staff.

Registration is at 10.00 am at Charleton Fruit Farm with the meeting starting at 10.30 am and lunch will be provided.

Carbon Literacy for rural industries

Through Keep Scotland Beautiful partnership with SAC Consulting (part of Scotland's Rural College), we provide accredited Carbon Literacy training for the rural industries sector.

Planning a forest: Site assessment & Tree species

This introductory level module aims to provide an overview of site conditions relevant for forestry and their implications for tree species choice. Topics covered include climate conditions, an introduction to forest soils, vegetation as a fertility indicator, tree species’ requirements on site conditions and an introduction to Forest Development Types as the long-term target of forest management.

Planning a forest: Site assessment & Tree species

This introductory level module aims to provide an overview of site conditions relevant for forestry and their implications for tree species choice. Topics covered include climate conditions, an introduction to forest soils, vegetation as a fertility indicator, tree species’ requirements on site conditions and an introduction to Forest Development Types as the long-term target of forest management.

The findings of the Scottish Small Producer Access to Abattoirs Report, published this week, highlight the various challenges facing producers who require ‘private kill’ services in Scotland, and the abattoirs providing them.

Approaches to Long-Term Sustainability of Rhododendron Control

Approaches to Long-Term Sustainability of Rhododendron Control 
CWA are delighted to invite you to our next virtual session on Rhododendron Control.  

We will be joined by Gordon Gray Stephens, Rob Dewar and Grant Holroyd who all have significant experience in managing this invasive species. 

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands today announced the reappointment of John Connelly, Malcolm Currie, Denise Penny and Sue Stahly as Independent Members of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board.

Tourism & Renewables Conference

What role does the Highlands have to play on the path to green energy? How will these efforts impact tourism in the region? What opportunities will there be for the local communities and destinations? How can brand Highlands, with a bold vision, bind the two sectors for the greater good of the Highlands - economically socially and environmentally?

Go Falkland

GO Falkland brings together vital voices and organisations in Regenerative Farming and Forestry at Falkland Estate, Falkland, Fife. It aims to generate awareness, engagement and agency in people and organisations across Regenerative Land Use in Scotland. Led by farmers and those who work the land, we are here to co-design and work together towards a healthier and fairer future in Scotland’s food and farming systems.

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