Press Release

February AgriScot Cancelled

The Directors of AgriScot have described their huge disappointment following a Board meeting at which they took the decision to cancel the forthcoming farm business event.AgriScot was unable to take place on its usual mid-November calendar date due to the use of the venue at Ingliston as a Covid Vaccination Centre; a new date was therefore set to hold the event on 9th February 2022 instead. Now, new Covid restrictions, designed to combat the Omicron strain of the virus, mean that this February date is no longer possible.


November 30, 2021

Farming Finalists Emerge in AgriScot Competition

Three finalists have emerged from the recent qualifying heats of the AgriScot Business Skills Competition.Five competitors took part in the north regional heat and six in the south. These regional heats were held on-farm, with competitors quizzed by the host farmers and independent judges to assess their practical farming expertise and business knowledge.


November 1, 2021

£5000 of Silage Prizes, Enter Now, Freeze 'Til Feb

AgriScot will not take place on its usual mid-November date as one of the exhibition halls in which the event is staged, is in use as an NHS Covid vaccination centre. However, the RHASS have assured the AgriScot team that the farm business event will be able to utilise all exhibition halls at Ingliston on its rescheduled date of 9th February 2022, with the silage competition set to be a key attraction then.


September 21, 2021

AgriScot Skills Competition Open for Business

The date for AgriScot has been moved to 9 February 2022, however, the various farm of the year awards and competitions hosted at the event are now in full flow.The AgriScot Business Skills competition - designed to encourage young people aged 18-25 to develop their farm and business management skills – has now opened for entries.


September 16, 2021

Coasts and Waters: The British Seafood Cookbook Launched as part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Christopher Trotter, co-author of the classic cookbooks The Whole Cow and The Whole Hog provided a focus for this year’s Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight with his new book, Coasts and Waters: The British Seafood Cookbook, which was launched at Welch’s Fishmongers in Newhaven today as part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.


September 30, 2021

Personal Development Opportunities For Women In Agriculture

An expansion of a personal development programme for women in agriculture has been launched this month, with participation commencing in October 2021.A new delivery team has been appointed to deliver the Scottish Government-funded ‘Be Your Best Self’ programme, whose membership includes experts in personal development facilitation, mental fitness coaching and agricultural expertise, to offer a creative and impactful experience for participants.


August 20, 2021

New Date for AgriScot

Plans for the forthcoming AgriScot are well underway, however, organisers have taken the unprecedented decision to move the farm business event from the original November date to 9 February 2022. Explaining the decision, which he stressed was not taken lightly, AgriScot Chairman Robert Neill stated:


August 17, 2021

Jason Connery: “We All Need A Farmer"

A new short film, aimed at raising the feel-good factor amongst Scotland’s farmers, has launched on social media this week.The film, “We all need a farmer”, is the work of award-winning Director, Jason Connery, and narrated by renowned Scottish actor Ian Pirie.


August 4, 2021

Scottish Dairy Farm of the Year in Full Flow

AgriScot awards for beef, diversified and sheep farms may have just recently got underway – the nomination period opened earlier this month – however, the Scottish dairy farm award has moved into full-on assessment mode with organisers unveiling the top 3 entries.


July 28, 2021

SKAi is No Limit in Fight Against Grassland Weeds

An innovative precision farming platform is employing artificial intelligence (AI) in the battle against weeds in grassland.Green-on-green, ie the targeting of green weeds in a green crop, has long been a challenge for those hoping to use precision farming technology to guide their spray applications. Now, SoilEssentials, the precision farming solutions pioneer, based in Angus, Scotland has harnessed expertise from the space industry along with agronomists and leading academics, to develop AI to overcome the green-on-green challenge.