“Rising fertiliser costs, variable markets and unpredictable weather patterns all add to the pressures faced by farmers. ” Dr Lorna Cole Food & Footprint Service SAC Consulting
Presidium Status for Orkney Boreray
The Presidium is a status which recognises various unique factors in the production of slower food. It is awarded by Slow Food International.
Share Your Views On A Local Food Strategy
A consultation has been launched into developing a local food strategy.
The Islands Bond: What is it?
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on an Islands Bond. Now before I launch into my cynicism about the Bond I need to stress that I feel it is important that […]
“A blueprint for sustainable and integrated farming and crofting activity in the hills and uplands of Scotland”
“Agricultural support payments should be targeting agricultural activity aimed at food production, and should therefore not be accessible for alternative land uses or towards the production of crops not intended for the food chain.”
Researchers Launch Survey on Island Issues
The survey is being sent to 20,000 island residents, including Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and islands situated within the local authorities of Argyll and Bute, Highland and North Ayrshire.
Orkney – An ‘Innovation’ FREEPORT ?
Discussions are at an early stage in Orkney to create an ‘Innovation FREEPORT’. What is this? and what would it actually mean?
The Paradox of Plenty – Farming Matters
“Why is it that we can spend a ‘fiver’ for a coffee in London, but the dairy farmer and coffee farmer that make up the essential part of that coffee are struggling to pay the rent?”Sarah Mukherjee
Consumerism – Sustainable Orkney Conference
Food, products and tourism were three main topics in the first event of the Sustainable Conference in Orkney which for 2020 has moved online.
Registration Open for The Sustainable Orkney Conference
The Sustainable Orkney Conference will be on for 6 weeks starting on 6th of October.