event

Smallholder Festival

Scotland's biggest smallholder event, The Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival, returns on 27th September 2014 at Lanark Agricultural Centre.

Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival

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. 2014 bookings now being taken.

Smallholding Courses

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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

Pigs with Snak-a-ball

Pigs with Snak-a-ball

We introduce our pigs to the snak-a-ball when they are about 12 weeks old. They get the hang of it in no time at all.

From the Diary

  • Big cow day

    Big cow day

    Wednesday 22 October, 2014

    Phew, vet’s office called this morning to say he&rsquo…

  • Big day tomorrow

    Big day tomorrow

    Tuesday 21 October, 2014

    Vet’s coming to scan the three cows and the heifer;…

  • Tupping time

    Tupping time

    Monday 20 October, 2014

    We normally follow the traditional dates for sheep, putting…

From the forums

Latest recipes

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    Tomato Soup

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

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    Cheese and onion quiche

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    Snowballs

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

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