TAS Shop open for business

In the TAS Shop you will find all of the smallholding supplies you need at great prices, backeed with excellent advice and customer service.

Smallholding Supplies


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. 2014 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

Chicks at 4 weeks

Chicks at 4 weeks

Nearly 4 weeks old, they now spend all day outdoors, and will be out day and night in a couple of weeks.

From the Diary

  • Storm's back home

    Storm's back home

    Tuesday 22 July, 2014

    Our bull, Storm, had a run in with some wire a few weeks ago…

  • Kirrie Show 2014

    Kirrie Show 2014

    Monday 21 July, 2014

    Well, Saturday turned out to be a wee bit damp for the show…

  • Getting ready for Kirrie Show

    Getting ready for Kirrie Show

    Friday 18 July, 2014

    Tomorrow is Kirriemuir Show, which is our local agricultural…

From the forums

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


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

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