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Save the date! SOIL: Knowing what you’ve got & making it work for you

01 December 2015

Practical hands-on day with James Bretherton, Agscope. Includes BYO soil & soil analysis session: Wednesday 20th January, Glenluce Thursday 21 st January, Thankerton Friday 22nd January, Galashiels Tuesday 16th February, Tain Wednesday 17th February...

Soil Association launches food and drink standards consultation

01 December 2015

The Soil Association is consulting on proposed changes to its organic food and drink standards which cover food and drink manufacturing, packaging and labelling. Everyone with an interest in these areas is encouraged to take part in the public consu...

Achieving Healthy and Sustainable Food in Edinburgh Universities and Colleges

24 November 2015

On 12 November 2015, Food for Life Scotland ran an event in Edinburgh in association with Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) which was created in order for senior professionals from across the tertiary education sector to help identify the major ...

Progressive farming partnership launches new network of Innovative Farmers

23 November 2015

On 11 November at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Offices, Edinburgh, an unprecedented partnership of farming groups launched a new network to support innovation by farmers. ‘Innovative Farmers’ gives farmers research support and funding on their own ...

Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas

23 November 2015

Have you ever wanted to find out if doing something different on your farm actually makes a difference? Or have you heard of a different way of doing things, but you’re just not sure if it will be worth it? Field Labs work out effective practical ap...

North Ayrshire serves up gold standard

17 November 2015

North Ayrshire Council continues to lead the way in public sector catering after achieving the Soil Association’s Gold Food for Life Catering Mark for the third year running, serving fresh and healthy meals made with local and organic ingredients. G...

Sustainable Food Cities come to Edinburgh

11 November 2015

How do you put sustainable food at the heart of your local area? Representatives from more than 20 UK locations got together in Edinburgh on 6 November to discuss that question at the Food for Life Scotland Sustainable Food Cities networking event.

Have your say - the future of Scottish agriculture

09 November 2015

The Scottish Government is calling for feedback from stakeholders and the public, with a view to helping inform future policy directions for the future of Scottish Agriculture . We want to hear what you think to help inform our response.

Launch of new organic certification service base in Scotland

02 November 2015

Soil Association Certification has announced the addition of a new Certification Officer, Abigail Catt, who will be based in the Soil Association Scotland office in Edinburgh. This new appointment in Scotland will increase specialist support and boo...

Food for Life Scotland & Sustainable Food Cities Event 2015

08 October 2015

Friday 6 November 2015, 9.30am–3.30pm. City of Edinburgh Methodist Church.
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