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Podcast: Thrill of The Hill – Sustainable Principles

Managing Scotland’s landscapes sustainably is what all farmers, crofters and landowners seek to achieve. For years now there has been a steady increase in the number of land managers turning…

The Oats-So-Simple Brewing Trial

 In this podcast we hear from Richie Walsh who organised the Oats So Simple Brewing trail using oats grown on a croft in Lismore. We discuss his vision of…

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,…

A corncrake standing upright in a field of tall, headed grassland.

Crofting and Corncrakes (Podcast)

Janette Sutherland, SAC Portree, interviews Skye’s RSPB Corncrake project officer Shelagh Parlane. They discuss how partnership working with farmers and crofters is key to this bird’s breeding success in Scotland.…

Podcast: The Thrill of The Hill – Common Grazings for Common Good

 In this episode Alex Pirie chats to agricultural and crofting consultant, Janette Sutherland (SAC), about a range of topics and issues, including the lessons conventional farms can take from…

Podcast: The Thrill of The Hill – Lime & Soil Health

In the eleventh episode of the Thrill of the Hill podcast series, agricultural consultant Alex Pirie talks to Dr Bill Crooks (SAC), about the current state of Scotland’s soils, the…

Farm Management Handbook 2020/21

The 41st 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, rural professionals, students…

Women in Agriculture: Case Study – Kirsteen MacKinnon

Find out about the livestock and haulage enterprises Kirsteen MacKinnon is a partner of on the Isle of Tiree; how she has got to where she is now, and what…

Farm Management Handbook 2019/20

The 40th 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, rural professionals, students…

What can the Farm Advisory Service do for you?

Regardless of farm size or business stage, the Scottish Farm Advisory Service can help you to increase the profitability and sustainability of your farming business through Government funding for one-to-one…



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