Wendy Barrie of the Scottish Food Guide, described the many foraged plants which can be used in cooking to make flavoursome meals.
Planting nearly 24,000 metres of hedgerows alongside a range of agri-environment areas on their farm, the Sutherland family has dramatically improved the sustainability and biodiversity of Simbister.
Researchers at Robert Gordon’s University are keen to find out the views of Orcadians on having an Anaerobic Digester plant in the islands.
“What my family used to call ‘saving the hay’…”
“The family farm is most at risk from non-favourable trade terms, and is often overlooked by retailers who want to buy in bulk from bigger producers. “
Kirbuster Farm Museum has re-opened but with limitations due to public health measures to limit the spread of Covid19.
“Soil is our greatest asset and we need to get the basics right before we go high tech.”Douglas Ruxton
“The support of local customers for our mart is never underestimated and has been particularly appreciated during this time.”
“The flow of new technology into agriculture is exciting but we need to assure farmers that it will meet their needs.”
““Emma Harper believes the current law in relation to livestock worrying is out of date and that tougher enforcement powers and penalties are needed to act as a deterrent. “