Curlew Conservation: The role of farmers, peatland and predators – Auchinleck * New Date *


Are you interested in farm conservation or wanting to increase wildlife on your farm?

We are holding an event in conjunction with RSPB and Soil Association Scotland to cover topics that are beneficial to farming businesses and farmland wildlife.

Topics to be discussed on the day include:

  • Agri-Environment Schemes and Capital ItemsCurlew standing amongst cotton plants
  • Peatland restoration
  • Predator control
  • Rush and vegetation management
  • Farm woodland opportunities
  • Bringing areas of rank rush pasture back into management through rush cutting and grazing

Along with the discussions at Auchinleck Community Centre there will also be a practical demonstration of rush cutting equipment during a farm walk later in the day.


  • Dan Brown, Gerry McAuley, Toby Wilson and Clive Walton (RSPB)
  • Jennifer Struthers and Hazel Laughton (SAC Consulting)
  • Sandra Stewart (Farming and Conservation)
  • Phil Yorke (Animal Welfare Solutions)
  • Daisy Whytock (Coalfields Environment Initiative)

This is a free event with lunch and refreshments provided, please use the booking form below to secure your place and to help us arrange catering.  Don’t forget to wear clean clothes and footwear suitable for disinfection.

Event organiser: Jennifer Struthers


Bookings are no longer available for this event.