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.
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.READ MORE
Don’t forget, until 31 December we are offering a 50 per cent discount on our first two OnFARM Academy training courses.We don’t launch the OnFARM Academy online training until later in January. These courses are running with a 50% discount until 1 January so make sure you sign up straight away so that you don’t have to pay full price.READ MORE
To celebrate the launch of our new website, we are offering you a FREE downloadable communications toolkit – a handy document to help you make sure that you’ve got the foundations of a strong PR and marketing strategy in place.READ MORE
Leicestershire mixed farmer and Farm To Fork author Joe Stanley wants more consumers and householders to better understand where their food comes from, and the work that goes on on British farms. Joe sits down with Anna to talk about some of the ways this could happen.READ MORE
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?READ MORE