Tags - Farming

Lessons from the policy tour so far

Blog Post

2 Aug 2019

This week, three of our policy team, Eleanor Kay, Marcelina Hamilton and Emma Steel, began their tour of the North East and Highland Regions. They talk us through what they have learnt about the...

The SAC report is positive boost for farmers

News

31 Jul 2019

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Affairs Committee report on the Future of Scottish Agriculture post-Brexit, David Johnstone, Chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, which represents farmers...

What can you do to make your farm safer?

Blog Post

19 Jul 2019

Eleanor Kay is Scottish Land & Estate’s policy advisor for agriculture and forestry. Here, during Farm Safety Week, she explains some simple tips that all in the farming sector should adopt to make...

Living the Ice Cream Dream

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

January 2005 is where it all began.  Growing up on a farm we are faced with every day challenges leading us on a rollercoaster ride of a journey through life!  Here on Killoch Farm we have been...

The Campbell Partnership

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

We have farmed the land here in the Scottish Borders for over forty years running it alongside our farm in North Yorkshire. Five years ago, we decided to relocate to our farm in the Scottish Borders...

Regenerative Agriculture at Durie Farms

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

It's not been easy, but Douglas Christie's commitment to a 'soil-centric' approach to sustainable farming is paying off in a profitable business, with wider environmental benefits. 

Durie Farms...

Leys Estate - encouraging partnership working between estate and tenant

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Situated at the gateway to Royal Deeside, Leys Estate has grown organically over the years; reflecting the demands placed upon it from the changing world but staying true to its long-developed roots...

Recording on farm species to help inform land management

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Whitmuir Estate is a small (176 ha) Estate in the Scottish Borders just outside Selkirk. We have a mixed farm with let grazing and in hand arable. Holiday lets make use of some of the buildings on the...

Nature Friendly Farming and Food Production

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Williamwood is a 300 acre nature friendly livestock farm with luxury holiday cottages. Our vision for it is a productive farm, as near carbon-neutral as possible, bursting with biodiversity, in an...

The YEN for excellence is a driver for innovation

HIH Case Study

6 Jul 2019

Sweethope Farm

I have been part of the yield enhancement network (YEN), for 6 years and have won both Silver and Bronze awards. It makes me think about how we do things, and how to get the cost per...

The Patch at Kilduff: Bringing Pumpkins to East Lothian

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The Patch at Kilduff was borne from a simple desire of Russell and Lucy Calder to involve their three young children in the day to day farming at Kilduff. Kilduff Farm traditionally is an arable farm...

Growing Wheat at Mungoswells

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The McDowall family bought Mungoswells, an arable farm north of Haddington in the 'bread basket' county of East Lothian, in the 1920s and have been farming there since. They farm cereals, beans and...