“Our fears that the process adopted by the UK Government in agreeing the Australia deal would set a dangerous precedent going forward have just been realised. ” – NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy
Researching the use of willow tree leaves to make farming more carbon-neutral is being undertaken by the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast.
“A few folk I’ve spoken to today were genuinely surprised at the admittedly astonishing scale of Scotland’s food and drink sector that I outlined in my post this morning. “
“I was keen to learn what the Scottish Government is doing to encourage more young people to get the skills and education that are needed to become farmers or crofters”
Crofters are being invited to a free forestry event so that they can hear about the benefits and help available for planting trees as part of their business.
The Presidium is a status which recognises various unique factors in the production of slower food. It is awarded by Slow Food International.
A short walk around Kirbuster Farm Museum during the Covid-19 restrictions
The consultation, ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland: first steps towards our national policy’ is open until 17 November 2021.
“For us here in Orkney and in the other two islands authorities, this document fails to deliver on the Islands Act. “
“What is the future for Orkney’s Farming and Fishing sectors? “