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January 2022 News

Brrrr.....January is here! This time, two years ago, in blissful ignorance of what lay ahead, the Scene & Herd team were having a New Year get together at the wonderful Scottish Cafe. Over delicious local, seasonal food, we blethered about our new OnFARM podcast, sustainability and our favourite books, films and (Scottish) words. Some of those words were "coorie", "dreich" and "outwith" - none of them was "Covid", "Delta" or "Omicron".

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December 13, 2021

December 2021

As the end of the year grows near, our thoughts inevitably turn to what we’ve achieved...or not! It's worth remembering that we are still living in a global pandemic and, with the shortage of food-grade co2, container port delays and labour shortages, 2021 has been every bit as challenging as 2020 for some businesses. So, if you've been thinking about tasks that remain outstanding, don't be too hard on yourself! Many of the supply chain issues are set to continue into 2022 and this is likely to be exacerbated by rising energy costs, so what do we have to look forward to in 2022?

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November 15, 2021

November 2021

In the twenty months since the first UK lockdown, new behaviours have been formed around online shopping. This is particularly true of older e-commerce converts who would not have shopped online without the pandemic and who are likely, to some extent, to continue doing so. Just as shopping habits have irrevocably changed, so must your marketing. Why not try the following:

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October 18, 2021

October 2021

At this time of year, lower light levels, unpredictable weather and less colour in the landscape can leave many people feeling tired and downbeat. In this special wellbeing edition, we look at ways to keep your energy levels up and to take care of your mental health.Our main source of vitamin D is sunlight. From October to March when light levels are lower, we need to rely on dietary sources (such as oily fish, eggs & fortified breakfast cereals) to maintain good bone and muscle health.Many people find light therapy useful in the darker months. Consider sitting in front of a lightbox for an hour or using a dawn-simulating alarm clock which gradually gets brighter and can be helpful if you find it hard to wake up on winter mornings.As tempting as it is to go into 'hibernation mode', it is really important that you get some exercise as it is a real mood booster and any activity is better than none. See some tips here.

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September 20, 2021

September 2021

Welcome to this special Food edition. At Scene & Herd HQ, harvest is nearly finished with just some spring barley, oats and beans to finish off. The Scene & Herd team have been foraging the last of the brambles and enjoying the changing landscape of the beautiful countryside.How has September been for you? We'd love to hear your news!

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August 23, 2021

August 2021

Despite the challenging weather, the Scene & Herd team have managed to see some performances at a scaled-down Edinburgh Festival, enjoyed delicious local, seasonal produce, juggle school holidays with Harvest...and will shortly host our first in-person team meeting since January 2020! How has August been for you? We'd love to hear your news.

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December 13, 2021

December 2021

As the end of the year grows near, our thoughts inevitably turn to what we’ve achieved...or not! It's worth remembering that we are still living in a global pandemic and, with the shortage of food-grade co2, container port delays and labour shortages, 2021 has been every bit as challenging as 2020 for some businesses. So, if you've been thinking about tasks that remain outstanding, don't be too hard on yourself! Many of the supply chain issues are set to continue into 2022 and this is likely to be exacerbated by rising energy costs, so what do we have to look forward to in 2022?

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July 12, 2021

July 2021 News

A short post this month! Like so many of our clients, members of the Scene & Herd team are juggling family responsibilities alongside our business and farming commitments. Please be assured that if we are on a call and your children need you, or someone comes to the door, we'll be happy to wait or rearrange. We know that school holidays can be a struggle so let’s all support each other.

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June 14, 2021

June 2021

Flaming June! – well, in the weather sense, let's hope it is this year! June is always a very busy month for Team Scene & Herd, not least because we usually have the Highland Show to occupy us and enjoy.

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May 17, 2021

May News

What a difference a month makes! Rain has brought much-needed relief for many arable farmers following a cold and dry April. Apart from being the month, we're warned not to "cast a cloot", May is also National Walking Month.

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