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Natural Capital – Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS)

Are you looking for funding for projects to promote conservation and tackle climate change? In this episode of Natural Capital we discuss Scotland’s Agri-Environment and Climate Scheme (AECS). AECS is…

Farm Management Handbook 2023/24

The 44th edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, crofters, rural professionals,…

Technical Note (TN764): Common Habitats Identification

8 October 2023

The wide range of benefits that farmland habitats provide is becoming increasingly recognised and industry is increasing asking farmers to quantify and map these habitats. New guidance will support farmers…

Technical Note (TN763): Five Actions for Nature

5 October 2023

With approximately 80% of land in Scotland devoted to agriculture, the value of farmland habitats in connecting nature-rich habitats through our countryside is becoming increasingly recognised.  Wildlife rich habitats can…

SPOTLIGHT: Environment

13 September 2023


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 are joined by…

Natural Capital – Farming in a National Park

31 July 2023


The Scottish Government is committed to establishing a new National Park by spring 2026. It has released an appraisal framework and is looking for local areas to submit expressions of…

Thrill of the Hill – Don’t Go Bracken My Heart

27 July 2023


THRILL OF THE HILL | An invasive species and a cause for concern among farmers and policymakers, bracken is a hot topic in the farmed upland environment. While the species…

Living Alongside Beavers

25 July 2023


Argaty Estates was the first landowner in Scotland to legally relocate beavers. Tom Bowser explains what it’s like to farm alongside beavers. The benefits he has seen includes flooding and…

Mitigating Beavers’ Impacts on a Farm

25 July 2023


Kate Sanky from West Moss-side Organic Farm has noticed beaver activity on her land and is concerned about the risk of flooding to her land and business. Dr Roo Campbell,…

Accommodating Beaver Impacts on a Farm

25 July 2023


Nicola Colquhoun from Ledcharrie farm, a family run deer farm in the north of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, discusses how she first noticed beavers on her land.…

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