Farming with Nature Showcase: Working with birds, bees and tree

Farm landscape with text 'Farming with Nature'
Thursday 17 October 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00

Rottal Estate, Glen Clova, Kirriemuir, Angus

Soil Association Scotland

Join Soil Association Scotland for a day on the beautiful Rottal Estate in Angus to hear from some of Scotland’s foremost nature-friendly farmers, take part in practical group sessions and see the progress of landowner Dee Ward’s transformative work with nature.

Dee has joined with neighbouring estates and the River South Esk Partnership on a landscape-scale water management scheme, including the re-meandering of Rottal Burn. With Tilhill Forestry, almost 500 hectares of native trees (including 80 hectares on Rottal) are being planted to slow water run-off, already increasing numbers of Atlantic salmon and pearl mussels. Dee has also restored peatland, used an AECS planting scheme to encourage birds and created wader habitats.

Hear from: 

  • Bruce McConachie of Culfoich Farm on grassland and wading birds
  • Denise Walton of Peelham Farm on habitat restoration and pollinator corridors
  • Charley Walker of Barnside Farm on regenerative grazing and biodiversity
  • Dee Ward of the Rottal Estate on agroforestry and river management

Discuss: grass and regenerative grazing, pollinators, wading birds, farming with trees and water management.

Eat: a great lunch, including Peelham’s charcuterie.

Free to attend. Booking is required. Book online

For more information call Jane on 0131 370 8150 or email​.