Biodiversity and conservation

Buzzing About Grassland

Species rich grassland meadows are an important part of our farming landscape; providing habitats for birds, pollinators, and areas of nutritionally low fodder to manage sheep condition on. Join us...

Design and Management for Woods and Wildlife

Are you thinking of creating new woodlands or wildlife habitats or do you have older woodlands on the farm? We have an event taking place on Thursday 29th June from 10.30am.

Sunny pond surrounded with trees

Growing Trees On Farm; the beneficial impact – a Soil Association event (Dumfries)

A practical perspective of growing trees on farm, from initial design to planting, pruning, managing and processing. Highlighting the benefits, the options, lessons learned, funding and future plans. Includes a...

Wildlife Conservation Farm Walk

This meeting is the first in a series of FAS meetings planned over the next two years throughout north-east Scotland to bring together farmers and other stakeholders to discuss practical...

River and river bank

Managing Water Margins & Priority Catchment Area Update – Dumfries

The event focused on outlining the implications of the new priority catchment areas in Dumfriesshire and considered options for the effective management of water margins. After the opening of the...

Priority Catchments: Kincardine Coastal and Bervie Water

There are two areas in South Aberdeen-shire that now fall within priority catchment areas. These are: The Kincardine Coastal catchment, currently being walked by SEPA. The Bervie Water, this will...

Forestry trailer

Thinning And Harvesting Your Woodland

We had a very successful day with many farmers and forestry contractors attending the event at Meadows Farm on Thursday 9th March. This event allowed attendees to learn about harvesting and thinning their woodlands....

The Knock-on Effects of Flooding from Storm Frank and Mitigation Measures for the Future

Aberdeenshire, along with many other areas, have seen major flooding, losses of stock and land loss following Storm Frank. There will be specialists on drainage, conservation and woodlands in attendance to discuss mitigation measures against future flooding and possible options to lessen the damage caused if it were to happen again.

How to Prepare for Brexit – A 5 Step Plan to Prepare for Change (Mallaig)

Come along to this workshop to find out what Brexit could mean to farming and crofting in Mallaig including: Preparing your business for change Horizon gazing Understanding public good Making best use...

How to Prepare for Brexit – A 5 Step Plan to Prepare for Change (Mull)

Come along to this workshop to find out what Brexit could mean to farming and crofting on Mull including: Preparing your business for change Horizon gazing Understanding public good Making...