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Forestry Commission Scotland’s Scottish Regional Woodfuel Forums: Opportunities for Renewable Wood fuelled Heating in the Commercial Sector

26 February 2015

Tuesday 24th March 2015, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU Designed to promote the production of heat from low-carbon technologies, using renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides a gu...

Quality Forage: Cuts Costs, Tuesday 17th March, Castle Douglas, 10am–1pm

26 February 2015

A practical morning looking at increasing quantity and quality of home-grown forage and how best to convert to milk and meat, whilst maximising efficiencies of inputs.

Organic market shows improved growth amidst tumbling food prices

24 February 2015

The Soil Association’s 2015 Organic Market Report reveals sales of organic products increased by 4% in 2014 across the UK. The new figures announced today (24 February 2015) show this is significant growth in a year when both food prices (down 1.9%)...

Best Soil in Show 2015: ready, steady, dig!

23 February 2015

As part of the International Year of the Soil 2015, the James Hutton Institute is again joining forces with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and new partner Soil Association Scotland in a quest to highlight the Best Soil in Sh...

Continued funding for Food for Life Scotland

10 February 2015

In recognition of Scotland’s real food heroes, the Scottish Government has announced further funding for Soil Association Scotland's Food for Life Scotland programme.

Grants for planting and managing woodlands in Central Scotland

09 February 2015

New woodland creation and management of existing woodland will continue to be well-supported in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 – 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) which will...

Celebrating good food at the Scottish Parliament

03 February 2015

This week MSPs can uncover the story of Soil Association Scotland's flagship Food for Life Scotland programme through a unique photo exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

15 January 2015

Pillars of Hercules are seeking two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to help in all areas of farm work for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October.

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Management & Creation, Wednesday 4th February, 12.30 – 4pm

08 January 2015

Bankhead Farm, near Broxburn, West Lothian A practical on-farm afternoon looking at options, issues and potential business benefits of managing farm woodlands.

Cattle, Kale & Other Forage Crops, Tuesday 17th February 2015, 11.30am – 3pm, Selkirk

08 January 2015

A practical on-farm visit looking at the key requirements for out wintering cattle on forage crops.
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