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Rural Roundup – Back to the Future, a Resolution to use our Past to Inform our Next Steps

Welcome back to the Rural Round-up hosted by me, Kerry Hammond. This show is produced in association with the Scottish Government. On today’s episode George & Robert think about what Rabbie Burns would have to say about Farming today. They reflect on the similarities, and the massive changes that agriculture has seen since the Poet was working a plough.

We are also joined by Phil Knott a crofter from Skye, the Vice-Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network and facilitator of two farmers networks. Phil also discusses the value of looking back to a traditional way of farming, not for conservation, but to ensure that farmers are getting the best out of their land and their enterprises. He tells us about his own crofting innovations and brings us news of a network of Crofters in Caithness and Sutherland, crofting in a nature friendly way.

FAS Resources

FAS Connect | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service

FAS Connect Conference Tickets, Wed 31 Jan 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Other Resources 

Agroecology: strengthening livelihoods – Nourish Scotland

NFFN Scotland launches new crofting group for Sutherland and Caithness | Nature Friendly Farming Network, NFFN

BBC – Robert Burns – The Ploughman

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