Tags - Rural Business

Shooting and rural organisations take responsibility of move away from lead ammunition

News

24 Feb 2020

Leading shooting and rural organisations have today announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years.

The...

And the next chapter on Brexit begins…

Blog Post

30 Jan 2020

More than three and a half years on from the referendum, we now have some degree of certainty on Brexit.

The UK Government’s Brexit Bill has completed its journey through the Houses of Parliament...

Tackling Scotland's complex food crime problem

Blog Post

21 Jan 2020

Ron McNaughton is Head of the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) for Food Standards Scotland (FSS).  Here he discusses the crucial role everyone working within Scotland’s food and drink...

Attending the Oxford Farming Conference 2020

Blog Post

10 Jan 2020

This week Eleanor and myself were fortunate enough to attend the Oxford Farming Conference. This was a really useful opportunity to meet industry influencers, represent the interests of Scottish Land...

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...