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Smallholding Scotland 2015

We're helping to organise Scotland's first conference for smallholders. Come and join us in Perth in February for a day of learning, sharing and networking.

Scottish Smallholder Conference

courses

Smallholding Courses

We run various courses throughout the year at TAS headquarters in the east of Scotland, including poultry keeping, sheep keeping, and an introduction to smallholding. 2015 bookings now being taken.

Smallholding Courses

guide

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

recipe

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

feature

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

Paddock Paradise

Paddock Paradise

We established our paddock paradise at Dalmore as soon as we arrived. It's around the perimeter of a triangular, two acre…

From the Diary

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    Tis the seaosn to be mucking out

    Monday 16 March, 2015

    At this time of year, I spend most of my time with a…

  • Mothers Day

    Mothers Day

    Monday 16 March, 2015

    Well, Mothers' Day for us meant moving some mothers (to be…

  • Busy busy

    Busy busy

    Saturday 14 March, 2015

    Been a busy day with more to come tomorrow. Dan finished the…

Latest recipes

  • 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…

  • Snowballs

    Snowballs

    If you fancy making some home made sweet treats for Christmas (or anytime), these snowballs are…

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