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Thrill of The Hill – Farming for 1.5 Degrees

Farming as with all other industries has been set the challenge of operating more efficiently and sustainably in the face of climate change. To achieve a roadmap for the future…

Trees and carbon capture – the science

Can trees really help combat climate change, and how? If you’ve ever wondered “what’s the evidence that tree planting targets will work?” join the latest FAS webinar looking at the…

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Podcast: Thrill of The Hill – Finishing Well

Beef finishing has long been seen as an inherently intensive activity, however finishing beef cattle at grass can be a productive use of time, while contributing to good habitat management…

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Podcast: Thrill of The Hill – Concentrating on Calving

Calving is one of the busiest times of the year for those in the beef sector and a crucial time for things to go right! A successful calving has huge…

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Podcast: Thrill of The Hill – Flock Resilience

While a Brexit trade deal has taken some pressure off the sheep sector the changing political and agricultural landscape means that it must adapt to the new challenges of climate…

Improving efficiency to stay competitive

In the latest Farm Advisory Service (FAS) podcast, Rowan Marshall, co-owner of family business, Peter Marshall Farms in Perthshire, describes his experience of applying for a carbon audit and the…

Soil Association Scotland’s Farming with Nature Knowledge Transfer Programme

Farming with Nature (FWN) was a three-year knowledge transfer and skills development programme designed to work with farmers, crofters and environmental practitioners to support nature friendly farming by integrating profitable…

The Healthy ‘BEES’ (Bee Education in Scotland) Final Report 2017 to 2020

2 February 2021

The Healthy ‘BEES’ (Bee Education in Scotland) Project was a 3 year training programme of 24 intermediate and advanced beekeeping courses across Scotland with an overall aim to improve honey…

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Hedges – Cultivating Cutting and Carbon Capture

26 January 2021


As linear landscape features, hedges bring with them an array of benefits, whether it is in the context of climate change, biodiversity decline or improved productivity. However, these benefits are…

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Helping Farmers Adapt to Climate Change – Beef Specialist Robert Ramsay

26 January 2021


In this episode, we speak to beef specialist Robert Ramsey about the practicalities of adapting agriculture to climate change. Focussing on livestock systems we look at the challenges livestock farmers…

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