Tags - Farming

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...

The Campbell Partnership

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

We have farmed the land here in the Scottish Borders for over forty years running it alongside our farm in North Yorkshire. Five years ago, we decided to relocate to our farm in the Scottish Borders...

Regenerative Agriculture at Durie Farms

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

It's not been easy, but Douglas Christie's commitment to a 'soil-centric' approach to sustainable farming is paying off in a profitable business, with wider environmental benefits. 

Durie Farms...

Leys Estate - encouraging partnership working between estate and tenant

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Situated at the gateway to Royal Deeside, Leys Estate has grown organically over the years; reflecting the demands placed upon it from the changing world but staying true to its long-developed roots...

Recording on farm species to help inform land management

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Whitmuir Estate is a small (176 ha) Estate in the Scottish Borders just outside Selkirk. We have a mixed farm with let grazing and in hand arable. Holiday lets make use of some of the buildings on the...

Nature Friendly Farming and Food Production

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Williamwood is a 300 acre nature friendly livestock farm with luxury holiday cottages. Our vision for it is a productive farm, as near carbon-neutral as possible, bursting with biodiversity, in an...

The YEN for excellence is a driver for innovation

HIH Case Study

6 Jul 2019

I have been part of the yield enhancement network (YEN), for 6 years and have won both Silver and Bronze awards. It makes me think about how we do things, and how to get the cost per tonne down. It...

The Patch at Kilduff: Bringing Pumpkins to East Lothian

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The Patch at Kilduff was borne from a simple desire of Russell and Lucy Calder to involve their three young children in the day to day farming at Kilduff. Kilduff Farm traditionally is an arable farm...

Growing Wheat at Mungoswells

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The McDowall family bought Mungoswells, an arable farm north of Haddington in the 'bread basket' county of East Lothian, in the 1920s and have been farming there since. They farm cereals, beans and...

Trialling hogweed munching sheep

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) and the Gordon family of Kirkside Farm, Macduff are working in partnership to trial an innovative, sustainable method of removing invasive giant hogweed...

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 near...

Open your gates for Open Farm Sunday

Blog Post

5 Jun 2019

On Sunday 9 June farms across Scotland will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday. In the last five years over 80,000 people have visited open farm Sunday events in Scotland with the number of...