You can tune in to watch newborn lambs , busy sheepdogs and plodding cows across farms in Scotland every day this week, thanks to Go Rural ‘s virtual Lambathon. The seven-day event will kick-start on Saturday 11th April. Every day, a different farm and its ‘Lambassador’ will broadcast what they’re up to on the farm, providing a unique glimpse into rural Scottish life. Viewers can join the Go Rural Facebook page every day at 2pm for their daily update , until Friday 17th April. It’s the first time Go Rural has arranged a digital event that enables various businesses to support each other. They also want to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture and of course share their wonderful animals with everyone stuck at home. It is hoped that fans will be inspired to have fun down on the farm, once it is safe to do so. Some Scottish farms have already been sharing pre-recorded videos of what’s been happening over the last few weeks, including the wobbly first steps of a newborn lamb in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders. In need of some positivity, heartwarming countryside news and spring gardening advice? Sign up to our free Country Living newsletter for your weekly dose of escapism.
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The evidence suggested the first hall was that of a native lord, destroyed during an Anglian invasion in AD The second hall was believed to have been built by an occupying Anglian lord after the invasion. However, this interpretation is now questioned.
Similar halls dating to the early Neolithic period have been found elsewhere in that the first hall was built about years ago by Scotland’s earliest farmers. Why two timber halls of similar form were built on the same site 4, years apart.
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A food chain in its own right, this small complex includes a farm shop, smokehouse and seafood restaurant, The Catch at Fins, as well as hosting a monthly market. A dark blueberry and Cointreau? How about a chilli and lemongrass white chocolate truffle? Choosing is almost as hard as getting to…. One of the few farms in Argyll to raise and finish their own cattle, Barbreck is situated on rich, low-lying pasture at the head of Loch Craignish, around 20 miles south of Oban.
Calves are suckled until 10 months old and fed home-produced silage when…. Connage Highland Dairy is a traditional, family-owned, fully organic business. A family business in the true sense of the word, Connage is owned by brothers Callum and Cameron and their wives Jill and Eileen. Callum and Jill manage the cheese side of…. Grow Wild is based in Bathgate and delivers fruit and vegetable boxes to Edinburgh, Glasgow and across central Scotland.
The range of produce is impressive: not only can you customise the selection of fruit and vegetables to suit your tastes and order…. Hugh and Sascha Grierson are committed organic farmers and active participants in the local food scene. Across approximately acres between Perth and Crieff they farm pure-bred Aberdeen Angus cattle, lamb, rare-breed pork and, unusually in Scotland…. Tim and Jill Bowis have run and renovated Kintaline Farm for twenty years, rearing old utility breeds of chickens and ducks, in a high welfare, free range system, as well as Jacob sheep.
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It contains in-depth features on important Neolithic sites and emphasizes that accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish.
Any concerns regarding such matters should be directed to the supplier of the materials. Over the nearly thirty years of running my company, I have learned many things and gained a pretty good instinct of when something is right or maybe not. The way someone says the right sounding words, but your inner alarm bell goes off — I am sure you know what I mean. On the subject of maintaining quality standards on imported produce postBrexit , I have some concerns due to the phrases being used by a certain Boris Johnson.
I fully trust the NFU to fight the good fight to maintain the highest standards for our farmed produce, but who will protect our markets and by association our reputation from the lower standards of other nations? Almost fifty years on from the closure of the Scottish Sugar Beet factory in Cupar, a Rural Innovation Support Service RISS group aims to look into the feasibility and steps required to reestablish the crop and its processing in eastern Scotland.
Scottish Enterprise commissioned the UK bioeconomy consultancy, NNFCC, to produce a report, published in summer , which identified that a refinery would need up to 20,ha of sugar beet from arable land of class 3. Step one: Make a forage plan.
Five women tell why the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Club is perfect dating service
WE speak to five women who have met their husbands through social events organised by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs. But its social events have sowed the seeds of countless successful marriages. AS chief executive of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs, Penny Montgomerie has seen many couples get married after meeting at their events.
She met her own husband, Jim, 29, at a Young Farmers conference and they got married less than three years later, in July I know lots of couples who have met through Young Farmers.
SAYFC runs events across the whole of Scotland. Keep up to date with our latest events below and we look forward to seeing you at one of them soon!
University of Stirling First Farmers Project [data-set]. The following report covers 5 of the 6 sites studied as part of the First Farmers project. For information on Claish Farm, go to straight to the Claish downloads page. Abstract Five locations associated with scatters of flaked flint and other stone recovered by fieldwalking were excavated. Of these, only one scatter Nethermuir was certainly associated with contemporary dug features; material from a feature produced a calibrated radiocarbon range of cal BC, broadly contemporary with the Cleaven Dyke and the Littleour structure, both of which lie nearby.
The lithic assemblages from Upper Gothens and Nethermuir are described. The association of the scatters with water or boggy areas is noted, and a possible link with hunting or waterfowling is suggested. The work reported upon here was undertaken as part of the University of Stirling’s First Farmers Project to investigate Neolithic settlement in east-central Scotland. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board.
There is only a limited tradition of arable fieldwalking in Scotland, and where finds have been made, they have most often been treated as isolated artefacts, rather than as possible indicators of sites of human activity.
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Together with the myriad dating services catering for yoga buffs, Catholics, cabin crew and those who admire the fuller figure, thriving organisations are dedicated to helping country people find love. In her book Tales from the Country Matchmaker, she recalls would be suitors who reeked of manure and invited their dates to perch on sacks of potatoes.
Membership is restricted to those who work and live in the country, or can prove a genuine love for rural life. Fast-forward to , when the aptly named Ben Lovegrove added Love Horse to the flying and sailing websites in his internet dating empire, with gratifying results. Just Woodland Friends, a well-established introduction bureau that sends members monthly lists of potential partners, reports many triumphs of love over distance, including that of the lady from Somerset who chatted to a farmer on an island off the west coast of Scotland.
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Labirint Ozon. Gordon Barclay. For too long the story of this exciting period has been told using the same stone-built suites, mainly in the North and on Orkney. It tells the story using evidence from all over Scotland, from simple settlements as well as the great monuments, tombs and mysterious standing stones that are still such a notable feature of today’s landscape. Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, Farmers, Temples and Tombs outlines in a clear and understandable way the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Scotland.
It contains in-depth features on important Neolithic sites and emphasizes that what are now archaeological sites were once places where normal people lived.
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A stone circle in northeast Scotland that archaeologists thought was built thousands of years ago has turned out to be just a few decades old. Earlier this month, archaeologists from Aberdeenshire Council and the Historic Environment Scotland agency announced that the circle of stones in a remote farm field near Alford, west of Aberdeen, was an ancient example of its kind, between 3, and 4, years old, Live Science reported on Jan. More than 90 stone circles with a large “recumbent” stone lying on its side and dating to that period have been found in the northeast of Scotland — but almost nowhere else in the British Isles.
Although the stone circle was thought to be unknown to science, some local people had remembered seeing large stones in that area, which is far away from the main roads. But on Monday Jan. Aberdeenshire Council also put out a news release on Monday , describing the latest findings about the stone circle. The stone circle near Alford initially baffled archaeologists, because it wasn’t noted on any land records or archaeological reports about that area. One of the former farm owners had contacted the archaeologists studying the Alford stone circle, informing them that he had built it out of nearby rocks sometime in the s, Ackerman told Live Science on Monday.
Although some details of the Alford circle didn’t match some of archaeological features of stone circles elsewhere in the region — it is a little smaller than usual, for example — those discrepancies weren’t seen as big issues at the time, Ackerman said. Additionally, the farmer who built the circle seemed to know quite a lot about the local style of ancient stone circles, he said.
The farmer had not been trying to trick people into thinking that the circle was ancient, Ackerman said — in fact, he seems to have never told anyone about it, which is why it didn’t appear on any records. The area where the stone circle was found is especially scenic, like the surroundings of genuinely ancient recumbent stone circles ; and it appeared that the farmer had built the circle out of large stones that have been cleared from nearby fields, Ackerman said.
Some elderly people who remembered the area generations ago may have actually seen stones that had been piled up from field clearances, he said. Ackerman spent much of Monday fielding media inquiries about the ancient stone circle that turned out to be not so ancient, but he was philosophical about the latest development from an archaeological point of view.
Go Rural #Lambathon: Watch newborn lambs every day for 7 days on 7 different Scottish farms
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