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New Entrants case study Archie Patterson, Plan Farm, Bute

Archie Paterson is a new entrant to farming. He’s the son of a shepherd, who always dreamed of farming in his own right. In order to make his dream a…

New Entrants with Added Value – Westerton Farmers: Farm to Table

16 July 2021

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Fiona Smith is the 4th generation farmer at Westerton Farmers, farming alongside her father and a close-knit team. The family bought the first farm in 1920 and have grown the…

New Entrants case study – Ryan Shand, Lythebrae Croft

23 June 2021

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Ryan Shand farms at Lythebrae Croft in Aberdeenshire. In this video he talks about how he got started in farming from purchasing 30 acres of land in 2016 to building…

New Entrants with Added Value – Glenkilrie Larder

16 June 2021

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Andrew and Lauren Houstoun farm at Glenkilrie, a 2,500 acre hill farm at the bottom of Glenshee on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park in Highland Perthshire. Glenkilrie…

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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…

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Maximising Forage Quality While Minimising Environmental Impact at Glensaugh

29 April 2021

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Farm Manager Donald Barrie from Glensaugh Farm (James Hutton Institute) shares his management practices and top tips for making quality forage, while minimising the impact on the environment.

New Entrants Newsletter Spring 2021

21 April 2021

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The new entrants spring newsletter is now available, this includes a summary of what is planned for the coming year, a look back on last year’s highlights, information of FAS…

What’s Stopping You? – Barbara Girvan

Barbara Girvan’s enthusiasm shines through as she describes her recent new enterprise of a pumpkin patch in the Highlands, providing entertainment for school holidays and raising funds for charity. Her…

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Sheep Health Factsheet

28 January 2021

This factsheet aims to highlight the general considerations for sheep health and what to look out for.  It should be used as a guide for when to seek veterinary advice,…



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