Tags - Farming

Fresh debate on farming and land management support a welcome step forward


7 Mar 2019

Designing new support structures to enable a bright future for Scottish farming and land management are an immediate priority, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) said today.
The rural business...

Livestock Worrying - An Increasing Issue

Blog Post

26 Feb 2019

This week’s blog is by Inspector Alan Dron, National Rural Crime Coordinator with Police Scotland. 

Throughout Scotland, regardless of geographical location there is rarely a that day passes without...

Farmland waders - Populations in peril

Blog Post

12 Feb 2019

A once common sight across Scottish farmland, breeding waders have declined in recent decades, not only in Scotland but across the UK and North-West Europe. These declines are primarily due to...

SLE and farming stakeholders brief MSPs on Less Favoured Area Support Scheme payments


1 Feb 2019

The importance of Less Favoured Area (LFA) support for rural communities has been highlighted by a briefing issued to MSPs by farming organisations this week.

Scottish Land & Estates - alongside NFU...

SLE provides evidence to Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of Scottish Agriculture


29 Jan 2019

Scottish Land & Estates today provided evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of agriculture in Scotland.

The session at SRUC’s Oatridge Campus, attended by academics and...

Huge opportunity to enhance Scottish farming following CAP departure


23 Jan 2019

Leaving the Common Agricultural Policy presents a positive opportunity to revitalise Scottish farming, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business organisation made the comments within its...

Answers required on future of upland farming support


11 Jan 2019

Farmers in Scotland’s most fragile rural areas need clarity on how hill and upland livestock production is going to be supported in future, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Following today’s...

Riding the Slime Wave

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Jenna grew up on the family mixed farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and comes from fourth generation farmers on her mother and my side. Growing up on the farm, she saw first-hand the impact that...

Mossgiel Family Farm - Organic Farming for a Sustainable Future

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Mossgiel Farm was once home to Scotland's Bard, Robbie Burns, and is now farmed by Bryce Cunningham and his family, who are looking to bring natural, whole Ayrshire food back to our plates.

As the...

Field to Fork, Hirsel Estate

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Field to Fork, a project for schools, based at the Hirsel Estate, Coldstream and funded by Douglas and Angus Estates, is about connecting children to where their food comes from and taking them...

Implications of Agriculture Bill on Scotland need to be understood


12 Sep 2018

The publication of the Agriculture Bill provides a degree of clarity on the direction of travel for UK farming – but more discussions will be required to understand the implications for Scotland.

Schools Countryside Day

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

The Border Union Agricultural Society established the Schools Countryside Day in 2013, now in its sixth year, with the aim to educate young people on food and farming. This year saw more than 1,200...