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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


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


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

Pigs love apples

Pigs love apples

Our 10-week-old Tamworth weaners getting hand-fed apple slices.

From the Diary

  • Soil tests et al

    Soil tests et al

    Monday 23 February, 2015

    Do you ever start to do one small thing, and it grows into…

  • Bonnie surprises us all

    Bonnie surprises us all

    Monday 9 February, 2015

    According to when we put the bull in, our four Shetland cows…

  • Sheep scanning

    Sheep scanning

    Monday 19 January, 2015

    We had the scanner here last week to scan the ewes. We've…

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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