Tags - Diversification

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Innovation in Farming Award

Blog Post

26 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards tell the story of those rural business who are playing a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas. This year’s finalists in the Innovation in Farming...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Rural Business Award

Blog Post

19 Sep 2019

The countdown is on till our Helping It Happen Awards Dinner & Ceremony in a couple of weeks’ time! We’re taking a closer look at each of our finalists here on our blog and today it’s the turn of the...

Diversifying into rum

Blog Post

12 Sep 2019

SLE member Jamie Carruthers of Dormont Estate, Lockerbie, has been future proofing the estate business for many years through work to improve the energy efficiency of rented homes on the estate and...

Ogilvy Spirits

HIH Case Study

12 Jul 2019

Ogilvy Spirits began as a farm diversification in 2013.  Frustrated with the secondary potatoes that the supermarkets did not want, owners Graeme and Caroline sought to find a use for these unwanted...

Living the Ice Cream Dream

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

January 2005 is where it all began.  Growing up on a farm we are faced with every day challenges leading us on a rollercoaster ride of a journey through life!  Here on Killoch Farm we have been...

Big or small, let's celebrate rural Scotland

Blog Post

11 Jun 2019

Do you know a farm, rural business or estate who are doing things a little different, taking a new approach and helping their local community thrive? 

Has a local estate, farm or rural business...

SLE visit to Ford and Etal Estate; a focus on tourism


6 Jun 2019

On Tuesday, 4th June, a group of South East landowners and guests from Scottish Land & Estates visited Ford and Etal Estate to learn about the estate’s innovative marketing strategy and business model...

Community Inspired Village Pub

HIH Case Study

14 May 2019

The Fife Arms in Braemar closed for a major refurbishment in 2015. The hotel incorporated a pub which was used by locals as a key meeting place for the community. At around the same time, a small shop...

Mossgiel Family Farm - Organic Farming for a Sustainable Future

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Mossgiel Farm was once home to Scotland's Bard, Robbie Burns, and is now farmed by Bryce Cunningham and his family, who are looking to bring natural, whole Ayrshire food back to our plates.

As the...

Perthshire Oatcakes

HIH Case Study

18 Jul 2018

We have been hand making our delicious oatcakes for 13 years. They started off as one of many products we made for our delicatessen shop in Auchterarder.

The oatcakes sold so fast we couldn't sustain...

Drift Coffeehouse

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The building of a new coffeehouse right on the cliffs close to North Berwick has captured the imaginations of very many people already, and it only opened in June 2018, and the tables are rarely empty...

Grewar Farming - Retailing & Vending

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2018

Euan Grewar, in partnership with his extended family, farms on a large scale with owned land in Angus and the Black Isle and thousands of acres farmed on rental agreements and Contract Farming...