Scotland news archive

A Roaring Success: Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragon’s Den

14 August 2014

Seven businesses ( Mungoswells Malt & Milling , The Rookery, Fou Furnishings , Almighty Foods , Crymble’s Confectionary , T Lochhead & Sons and Peelham Farm Organic ) full of fiery new organic ideas approached the Dragons for feedback at Our Dynamic...

Performance, Parasites & Profit Event, Wednesday 24th September, Jedburgh

14 August 2014

A practical day, looking at making best use of home grown feeds, an expert’s view on how to avoid parasites, eating into your profits and how hitting spec can make a difference to your bottom line.

Soil Muck & Money Event, Thursday 11th September, Caithness

14 August 2014

A practical day looking at soil & grassland management and making best use of FYM & slurry; there will also be a seeder demonstration.

Organic Dragons Den - Monday 11 August

07 August 2014

It’s time to release the dragons!

Field Lab Report: Under-sowing kale with a legume green manure

31 July 2014

SFIN recently had a great day up in Inverurie looking at undersowing. Using low growing legumes to undersow a cash crop is a well-established practice (in cereals); to help control weeds, protect the soil and provide fertility to subsequent crops. F...

Forum discusses the Organic Future

23 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum held an open workshop on the 10th of July at SAC Craibstone, to discuss the future of the organic sector in Scotland. Many local farmers attended, along with Nigel Miller from NFUS, Frank Strang, Scottish Government and Pr...

Gold for RSPB Loch Leven in a Scottish first

21 July 2014

RSPB’s Loch Leven reserve has become the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark.

New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food

11 July 2014

New research from Newcastle University, to be published on Tuesday 15 July, in the British Journal of Nutrition , has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key a...

Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan launched

09 July 2014

Local growers, sustainable food groups, volunteers and community leaders were on hand earlier this month to celebrate the launch of Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan, the launch was celebrated with a specially planned and cooked feast a...

Scottish Organic Forum - open meeting

03 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum is holding an open meeting to identify and discuss the [long term] strategic priorities for Scotland’s organic sector and plan the next steps for Scotland’s organic action plan.
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