May 29, 2019

Scottish Farmers to Benefit from more Land

New entrants to farming industry get help from Scottish Government scheme. More public sector land has been released to people who want to become farmers. Around 6,400 hectares of land has been made available from public bodies such as Forestry and Land Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland, Scottish Water, Highland and Islands Enterprise, East Lothian and…

May 9, 2019

Farming for a Better Climate

A new farmer-led initiative to drive low-carbon, environmentally sustainable farming practices in Scotland has been launched. Under reforms to the Farming For a Better Climate (FFBC) programme, a new group will be established to trail and develop ideas on farms which could provide practical, innovative solutions to help climate change mitigation. Rural Affairs Minister Mairi…

May 1, 2019

Nominations Sought for Helping it Happen Awards

Scottish Land & Estates is currently seeking nominations for the Helping it Happen 2019 awards. Now into their third year, the awards are looking to build on past success and acknowledge the enormous contribution that rural businesses make to the Scottish economy. Nominations close on 8 July 2019. To read the full story, click here.