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courses

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. 2017 bookings now being taken.

Smallholding Courses

event

Smallholder Festival

We help to organise Scotland's only event dedicated to smallholders. Come and join us at Lanark for a day of animals, learning, sharing and networking.

Scottish Smallholder Festival

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

Moving pictures

Ewes and lambs grazing

Ewes and lambs grazing

Part-way through lambing, these lambs are between 2 and 4 days old, and since the weather's mild they've moved outside from the…

From the Diary

From the forums

Latest recipes

  • Coconut Cookies

    Coconut Cookies

    Delicious coconutty cookies, can be slightly undercooked to be chewy or over to be crunchy.

  • 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…

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