News from the field

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Rural Britain is a wonderful assortment of farms, estates, hamlets, villages, forests and moors, lochs and valleys. Our stunning scenery, close communities and wonderful rural businesses provide an idyllic lifestyle for many, but rural life can also throw up some pretty unique challenges.

The Rural Scene (the Scene & Herd rural blog and news updates) looks at what’s new, what’s relevant, what’s tasty, what’s fun and what’s challenging about life in the Great British Countryside. We offer an insider insight into rural Britain, highlighting some of the exceptional people, businesses and innovations we believe that everybody should know about.

A Day of Reflection

The UK National Day of Reflection took place yesterday, 3 March. The day is an opportunity to remember our loved ones who've died, support people who've been bereaved and to look forward with hope for a brighter future.


Are you sincere?

Sincerity. It’s a word that I read the other day and really started to think about. Since Monty became ill back in September, we have witnessed so many truly sincere good wishes from so many wonderful people. I have no doubt that every one of the people who has got in touch genuinely wishes Monty back to full health. But in other aspects of our lives, are we really always sincere? If you said yes to that then I’m sorry, I don’t believe you!


OnFARM Podcast: "Extreme" fly-tipping: legal advice from Gillespie Macandrew

Fly-tipping is something all too many farmers and landowners will be aware of. If "extreme" fly-tipping is new to you, we're talking about bigger things being dumped, like caravans or vehicles.


A Few Things We Can Learn From Camelids: Lessons in Resilience, Resourcefulness and more

2024 has been designated as the Year of the Camelid by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This is a fitting tribute to these remarkable animals. We can all learn a thing or two about this group of creatures, which includes camels, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos.


February 2024

...and just like that, we're almost halfway through the shortest month! It's been an exceptionally busy one for the Scene & Herd team with the launch of OnRECORD, a personal recording service, aimed at capturing rural voices for posterity. OnRECORD helps rural families, communities and organisations to preserve unique voices, stories and memories for the future with professionally captured and expertly edited audio recordings of guided conversations.