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Rural food and farming business adopts e-commerce as a vital life-line during recession

11 April 2012

Peelham Farm Produce, an organic farm and food business based in the Scottish Borders which produces and sells quality organic meat products, has fully embraced e-commerce as a significant part of its policy to build resilience during the economic d...

Herculean Easter Hunt Sunday 8th April

30 March 2012

The Famous Herculean Easter Hunt, where you collect natural things at different points around the trail, there will also be egg painting & a chance to feed the hens. Delicious farm fresh organic food available at the award winning farm shop & cafe.

Show off at the Show

29 March 2012

We would like our stand at the Royal Highland Show to promote Scotland’s finest organic products. Last year’s living displays were lovely – kindly supplied by Pillars of Hercules , Eco Box and Phantassie Foods with gorgeous cut flowers from Oxenfoor...

Livestock sales

22 March 2012

16th April, Dumfries Market, Store cattle sale. Contact 01387 279 495 18th April, Thainstone, Aberdeen & Northern Marts, Store cattle sale. Contact 01467 623 700 19th April Huntly, United Auctions, Store cattle and lambs. Contact Douglas Guild 07764...

Food for Life Partnership success recognised by continued Big Lottery funding

21 March 2012

The Food for Life Partnership has been awarded further Lottery funding of £1million as part of an initiative by the Big Lottery Fund to support its grantholders in the tough economic environment

SRDP Deadline approaches

19 March 2012

Applications to be submitted by 30 March 2012 Important Producer Information • Qualitative contribution When applying for maintenance or conversion payments please note that if you are certified by Soil Association or SOPA you are automatically elig...

Final version of group strategy published

01 March 2012

The Soil Association is pleased to publish the final version of its new group strategy: The Road to 2020. The publication sees the culmination of a large-scale consultation exercise with stakeholders, and sets out our goals and priorities over the s...

Schmallenberg Virus briefing from the National Sheep Association

29 February 2012

As we approach the month of March when the bulk of our flocks lamb, Schmallenberg virus has now been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 83 farms in England. The first cases were identified in the counties of East Sussex, Suffolk, and Nor...

Glenlivet Woodland Management and Woodfuel Production Workshop - Tuesday 27th March 2012

28 February 2012

Forestry Commission Scotland, The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate invite you to attend a one-day workshop on the 27th March 2012 to be held at Tomintoul. The workshop will provide a...
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