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Farm Management Handbook 2021/22

The 42nd 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,…

Women in Agriculture, Borders: Selling Carbon and Creating Woodland (webinar)

Carbon sales from woodland are rapidly becoming a valuable source of income for farmers. Given that sales can be combined with existing FGS grant support, carbon sales are now being…

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…

What’s the buzz with bees, trees and rivers? (webinar)

Riparian tree planting – what’s the buzz? During this webinar we will highlight the multitude of benefits your farm could experience from riparian tree planting. SRUC’s leading Agricultural Ecologist, Dr.…

Sheep flock grazing on upland ground behind a stone wall in the foreground and a forest in the distance providing shelter for the flock.

Grant Support For Croft Woodland Creation: A Comparison

Download a PDF version of this information sheet. Tree planting and hedgerows can offer a multitude of benefits for farms and the rural environment including additional income, shelter for crops,…

Front cover of the Farm Woodland News (FWN36) Spring 2021 edition

Farm Woodland News (FWN36) Spring 2021

25 May 2021


Use the link above to download the latest Farm Woodland News.  Articles this edition include: Off-Cuts: Study puts a value on natural capital of new woodlands Off-Cuts: New grant for…

A Hakke Pilke tumble cleaner for logs.

Diversifying with Forestry Machinery: Farm Woodlands Information Note

24 March 2021


This Information Note summarises details on Forestry Grant Scheme Harvesting & Processing grants for Aim 1 applicants, (diversification) and show-cases two farmers who have utilised it.

Newly planted conifer saplings on a hill looking down across countryside with a rainbow landing in the middle of the background.

Podcast: Woodlands Maintenance

26 January 2021


For more information about Woodland Creation & Management visit our Farm Woodlands section. In this podcast, Forestry Consultant Ben Law discusses woodland maintenance with Eric Boyd, a forestry contractor with…

A thumbnail image of the pdf copy of Technical Note (TN738) Hedges - Carbon, Conservation & Compliance

Technical Note (TN738): Hedges – Carbon, Conservation & Compliance

Technical Note (TN738): Hedges – Carbon, Conservation & Compliance When it comes to hedges it is important to remember the three Cs: Carbon, Conservation & Compliance.  Hedges dominate the farmed…

Hedges – Cultivating, Cutting and Carbon Capture

10 December 2020


In this video, Agricultural Consultant, Alex Pirie, provides a good overview of what to think about when considering planting, or how you manage hedgerows on the farm.  Alex introduces the…

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