Farm Renewables: The What, the Why, the How (Turriff)


Join us at Gask Farm, Turriff to hear from Andrew Rennie about his use of sustainable farm woodlands to power biomass boilers for heating, farm-scale wind power,  solar panels  and maximising the efficiency of his conventional grain drying operation.

We will also have the opportunity to have a tour of the Anaerobic Digester (AD) plant which uses waste products to generate electricity as well as providing fantastic fertiliser for the farms’ crops. The plant will also soon be using surplus heat to dry grain and make further savings in energy costs on the farm.

We will then make the short journey to Forglen to see the biomass boiler system which is used for grain drying, heating homes and the farm workshop. Over lunch we will hear from John Seed from Woodend Farming Partnership in Berwickshire who will give a down-to-earth account of his firm’s journey towards energy independence. John will share lessons learned, pitfalls and success stories with the aim of ‘de-mystifying’ the process for those of you keen to embark on your own journey but with questions to be answered.

Not an event to be missed, with a local renewables provider and installer and bank representative joining us as well.

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Related FAS Materials:

Renewables – Videos | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Renewable Energy | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (