August 5, 2015

Lantra launches MA Connections service

A new service has been launched to make it easier for employers and potential employees in the Scottish agricultural industry to get in touch with each other. By matching up jobs and job seekers in a single database, Lantra’s MA Connections service aims to save farmers and trainees time and effort. To read the full story,…

July 31, 2015

Your views sought in organic Action Plan survey

The Scottish Organic Forum are running a survey to gather the views of a wide range of people to contribute to the updating of the Scottish Organic Action Plan. The survey will close on 31st August 2015. To read the full story, please click here.

June 23, 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill published

The Scottish Parliament has published the new Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. The new Bill will end tax relief for shooting estates and force the sale of land if its owners are deemed to be blocking economic development. To view the full Bill and explanatory notes, please click here .

June 18, 2015

Rural Skills Scotland at RHS

Rural Skills Scotland was in attendance at the Royal Highland Show today to unveil details of the new SVQ Level 2 Estate Maintenance. The qualification, which will open for registrations in September 2015, has been developed in association with rural employers and industry bodies after they identified a move away form the employment of individuals to…

June 16, 2015

Time for the beaver to come home

A coalition of over 20 environmental organisations has written to the Scottish Government calling for the beaver to be reintroduced and officially recognised as a resident, native species in Scotland. For the full story, click here.