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Making bread – the art, the science and the joy

Making bread – the art, the science and the joy

By Jane Craigie, Host of BASF's The Science Behind your Salad Podcast Making bread is a joy. It brings pleasure in its making, its baking and its eating. Nothing compares to the smell of freshly baked bread - apart from maybe freshly ground coffee and cut grass. ...

Code red or green for Scotland?

Code red or green for Scotland?

By Jane Craigie The number of people attending COP26 is staggering. Over 25,000 world leaders, 100,000 demonstrators and 10,000 police officers are in the city gathered to address the climate ‘code red for humanity’. I was privileged to speak at a COP26 fringe, on...

Be Human.

Be Human.

By Rebecca Dawes. I have just visited Arran for the first time, and it won’t be the last. Aside from the stunning scenery, nature and wildlife, it is the first holiday where I have come home and really felt “human”. From the moment we stepped off the Ferry, our...

SRUC vision and investment focuses on the North East

SRUC vision and investment focuses on the North East

For those of us who have studied at an agricultural college, or campus, the bond of connection with that place is strong and enduring. I studied for my degree in agriculture at Seale Hayne Agricultural College in South Devon. As a result of some – in my opinion – bad decision making, and a lack of vision, the college closed its doors in 2005, much to our collective heartache.

Huge crowds flocked to Huntly’s Hairst

Huge crowds flocked to Huntly’s Hairst

Huntly’s Hairst has been running for a number of years. Organised by a group of community volunteers and supported by local organisations Huntly Development Trust (HDT) and Deveron Projects, it’s a celebration of local food, farming and community. Its strapline is...

Progressive utopia dream in our rural communities

Progressive utopia dream in our rural communities

When the rural area you live in has been the bedrock of your family for generations, it can be difficult to break free of the mould that people expect you to fit. In contrast, newcomers to rural places can find it intimidating to navigate the social dynamics that are...

Love him or loathe him – he’s good for agriculture

Love him or loathe him – he’s good for agriculture

Love him or loathe him, Jeremy Clarkson is doing what many have tried to do for years. Clarkson’s Farm is showing the reality of farming in the UK and in doing so is connecting the public to the agricultural community. The good and the bad, the vast range of skills...

Capitalising on farm carbon

Capitalising on farm carbon

Regenerative agriculture is a concept that is captivating many UK farmers as the sector plans for a greener emphasis for farming support payments. ‘Regen Ag’ focuses on soil regeneration, minimum tillage and mixed farming. Many ‘Regen’ advocates also place importance...