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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Soil Association courses in Scotland
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:39:20 pm »
Dear all,
Please see below details of our forthcoming events. These are open to all and FREE to farmers and land managers to attend. Please donít hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or would like to book a space. If appropriate we would be really grateful if you could circulate this to your networks and include in any newsletters and on website events sections.
Many thanks,
Lyn and Colleen
Getting the Most from Farm Woodland, Wed 5th November, 10:00 to 13:00, Ruthven Farm, Glenlivet
A practical farm walk highlighting how farm businesses might benefit from planned, newly planted and established woodlands - including shelter for livestock, flood risk reduction, river bank stabilisation, disease risk reduction and woodfuel. We will also discuss grant schemes and other management options.  For more information or to book a place call Colleen on 0797 2298576 or email Free of charge to primary producers and land managers. Delivered in partnership with Cairngorms National Park Authority and supported by SRDPís Skills Development Scheme, Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme, Forestry Commission Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.
Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass, Wednesday 26th November, Newton Stewart 
A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the RHI and an introduction to the Woodland Trust. Speakers include Neil Harrison, re:heat; Russell Jobson, Woodland Trust and Alasdair Hendry, Forestry Commission Scotland. The day will also include a visit to McNeill Estates, Newton Stewart. The event is free to farmers and other land managers & £60.00 plus VAT to others. Places are limited and booking is essential so lunch and resource packs can be provided. For further information please call Lyn on 07899 791748  or email
With support from SRDPís Skills Development Scheme & QMS


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