Orkney Islands Council

Crofting roadshow: Kirkwall

Do you want to help secure the future of crofting?

The Crofting Commission elections will be taking place in March 2017.

At a crofting roadshow near you you can find out more about the elections, the role of the Commission and Commissioners and the importance of making your voice heard.

The roadshow will also have short talks from different crofting organisations addressing key crofting issues, followed by a Q&A session.

Getting Ready for Investment

A series of eight events across the Highlands and Islands delivered by:

  • Social Investment Scotland
  • Local Energy Scotland
  • Community Shares Scotland

What's the plan?

Arrive 10.00 for 10.30 start Morning - Introductions

Partner Perspectives - Hear from the three organising partners, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) Local Energy Scotland (LES) and Community Shares Scotland (CSS) as they give an overview of their services and the support they provide across the Highlands & Islands

Rural Manifesto event - Stromness

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 - Kirkwall

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.

Soil, muck & money event

A practical event looking at soil, grassland management, making best use of FYM and slurry, for optimum production.

Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope and Iain Eadie, Germinal UK Ltd.

The event will be run in the morning (10.00am -1pm) and repeated in the afternoon from (2pm – 5pm).

Booking is required, so lunch & packs can be provided. For further information please call Lyn on 07899 791748 or email lwhite@soilassociation.org.

 Event kindly supported by William Shearer.   

Soil Muck & Money Event

A practical event looking at soil, grassland management, making best use of FYM and slurry, for optimum production.

Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope and Iain Eadie, Germinal UK Ltd.

The event will be run in the morning (10.00am -1pm) and repeated in the afternoon from (2pm – 5pm).

Booking is required, so lunch & packs can be provided. For further information please call Lyn on 07899 791748 or email lwhite@soilassociation.org.

 Event kindly supported by William Shearer.     

SOIL: Knowing what you’ve got & making it work for you

A practical ifnormative meeting with James Bretherton, Agscope looking at the most vital asset on your farm - soil. Discussing soil analysis, physical soil assessment, taking appropriate remedial action & answering your soil related questions.

The event includes a Bring-Your-Own soil & soil analysis hands on session.