Tags - Rural Business

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...

SLE support for new expert panel

News

2 Aug 2019

Responding to Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing’s announcement today that a panel of academic experts will review and revise  rural policy in Scotland, Eleanor Kay, Policy Adviser for...

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...

Ridelines

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

Ridelines was started in 2011 by Andy Weir. It was dreamt up as more of a lifestyle business to facilitate his love of mountain biking and to make a modest living for his family. Starting the business...

Working and learning at Charlesfield Farms Ltd

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2019

Charlesfield Farms near St Boswells in the Scottish Borders has been innovative in their approach to promoting work-based learning in the rural sector, providing vital work experience to enable the...

Sustainability, Success, Shops and Sheepkins at Skyeskyns

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2019

Established in 1983, Skyeskyns, based in Waternish on the beautiful Isle of Skye, is the sole remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland. The family business has recently taken its next step...

Penicuik House & Café

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Penicuik House is one of the finest examples of a Neo Palladian Mansion in the UK and now lies in a magnificent and safe state of ruination. It was saved from demolition by the Clerk family, Penicuik...

Empowering Rural Industry

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

ALIenergy is pioneering integration of renewable electricity generation with variable useful loads to give added value to local communities and develop rural industry e.g. algal bioproduction, in the...

Enterprising Rural Perthshire

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

GrowBiz is a Perthshire-based charity, founded to provide community-based enterprise support by a group of local people in 2007. It has developed a unique model of relational support for rural...

Barnbougle Castle

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Barnbougle Castle lies on the shore of the Firth of Forth on the Rosebery Estate and is a prominent landmark and important heritage site.

The Grade 1 listed castle dates back to the 13th Century and...