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Beef Efficiency Scheme – 2018 events

18 September 2018

Autumn events to help farmers and crofters optimise winter nutrition and grazing availability

In response to concerns that this year’s weather conditions will result in Scottish farmers and crofters facing feed and fodder shortages this winter, Scottish Government has opened this autumn’s Beef Efficiency Scheme events for all farmers and crofters to attend.

These events will provide advice and guidance on how to provide plentiful food over winter, maintain the wellbeing of livestock and optimise beef enterprise performance.  The full list of dates, times and links to individual events can be found below:


2nd, 10.00 to 12.30, The Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LR
3rd, 10.00 to 12.30, The Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LR
8th, 10.00 to 12.30, Dingwall Town Hall, Dingwall, IV15 9SB
9th, 10.00 to 12.30, Pulteney Centre, Wick, KW1 5BA
10th, 10.00 to 12.30, Pentland Hotel,Thurso, KW14 7AA
15th, 10.00 to 12.30, Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church Centre, Inverbervie, DD10 0RQ
16th, 10.00 to 12.30, Kilmore & Oban Church Of Scotland Centre, Oban, PA34 4DN
16th, 10.00 to 12.30, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ
17th, 10.00 to 12.30, Balinakill Country House, Clachan, PA29 6XL
17th, 10.00 to 12.30, Kingarth Hotel, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LU
18th, 18.00 to 20.30, Tiree Lodge Hotel, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6TW
23rd, 10.00 to 12.30, West Highland College UHI, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EG
23rd, 10.00 to 12.30, Seaforth Inn, Ullapool, IV26 2UE
29th, 10.00 to 12.30, Moray College, Elgin, IV30 1JJ
30th, 10.00 to 12.30, Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3HF
30th, 10.00 to 12.30, Atholl Cente, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX


1st, 10.00 to 12.30, Baden Powell Centre, Turriff, AB53 4FE
2nd, 10.00 to 12.30, New Inn Hotel, Ellon, AB41 9JD
6th, 10.00 to 12.30, Northern Hotel, Brechin, DD9 6AE
6th, 18.00 to 20.30, Dark Island Hotel, Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5PJ
7th, 10.00 to 12.30, Huntingtower Hotel, Perth, PH1 3JT
7th, 18.00 to 20.30, Caladh Inn, Stornoway, HS1 2QN
8th, 10.00 to 12.30, Lomond Hills Hotel, Freuchie, KY15 7EY
9th, 10.00 to 12.30, Forthbank Stadium, Stirling, FK7 7UJ
13th, 18.00 to 20.30, Ionad Chalium Chille Ile, Isle of Islay, PA43 7LN
13th, 18.00 to 20.30, Shetland Hotel, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PW
14th, 10.00 to 12.30, Whiting Bay Hall, Isle of Arran, KA27 8PR
14th, 18.00 to 20.30, Isle of Mull Hotel, Isle of Mull, PA65 6BB
15th, 18.00 to 20.30, Nevis Centre, Fort William, PH33 6AN
19th, 10.00 to 12.30, The Tinto Hotel, Biggar, ML12 6FT
20th, 10.00 to 12.30, Best Western Cartland Bridge Hotel, Lanark, ML11 9UE
22nd, 10.00 to 12.30, Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3HN
23rd, 10.00 to 12.30, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr, KA7 4PQ
26th, 10.00 to 12.30, Maitlandfield House Hotel, Haddington, EH41 4BZ
27th, 10.00 to 12.30, White Swan Hotel, Duns, TD11 3AL
28th, 10.00 to 12.30, St Boswells (venue to be confirmed)
29th, 10.00 to 12.30, Hawick Rugby Football Club, Hawick, TD9 8AW


4th, 10.00 to 12.30, SRUC Barony Campus, Dumfries, DG1 3NE
5th, 10.00 to 12.30, Castle Douglas (venue to be confirmed)
6th, 10.00 to 12.30, The Crown Hotel, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JW
7th, 10.00 to 12.30, Green Valley Golf Academy, Stranraer, DG9 8SH

For further information about the Beef Efficiency Scheme contact our helpline on 0300 323 0161 or email 

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