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Smallholding Courses

We run various courses throughout the year at TAS HQ in the east of Scotland, including poultry keeping, sheep keeping, and an introduction to smallholding. 2016 bookings now being taken.

Smallholding Courses


Introduction to Poultry Keeping

We once read somewhere that poultry is usually the first "livestock" enterprise that budding smallholders are likely to undertake. In this guide we'll take you through everything you need to know about keeping hens.

An introduction to pig keeping


Mushroom Soup

A wonderful mushroom soup, lifted by the classic combination of garlic and parsley. It can be made with variety of any mushroom, or even a mixture, but is best with a dark-gilled mushroom or chestnut mushrooms.

Mushroom Soup with Parsley & Garlic


TAS T-shirts

Our TAS t-shirts feature a unique design reflecting many aspects of smallholding. They are screen-printed onto high quality, heavy-weight cotton t-shirts.

TAS t-shirts

Moving pictures

Preparing the soft fruit garden

Preparing the soft fruit garden

One of our projects at Dalmore, our new 12 acre smallholding, is to create a soft fruit garden. The old walled garden is about…

From the Diary

  • Calving approaches

    Calving approaches

    Monday 30 May, 2016

    It’s been another decent week, weather-wise –…

  • Tough decisions

    Tough decisions

    Monday 23 May, 2016

    The weather this week has been pretty good. We’ve had…

  • Holiday time and beavers

    Holiday time and beavers

    Monday 16 May, 2016

    We've had two visits this week from our local Beaver group…

From the forums

Latest recipes

  • Oat and mincemeat cookies

    Oat and mincemeat cookies

    We always make mincemeat before Christmas, when we're making puddings and cakes, and usually enough…

  • Tomato Soup

    Tomato Soup

    This soup is quick and easy to make and rich and tasty, despite using tinned tomatoes. You'll never…

  • Cheese and onion quiche

    Cheese and onion quiche

    An easy to make and delicious quiche, which we've made successfully with frozen eggs. Substitute…

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