For 2020, the Scottish Smallholder Festival will be a virtual event, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organisers, Smallholding Scotland, are committed to replicating the physical Festival, as far as possible. The event will be true to it’s aim to “educate, inform and inspire” with a full programme of talks and presentations, a livestock […]
At 11am, Barbara Webster will be demonstrating the art of sheep dressing. If you are considering showing next season or selling pedigree stock, to succeed your sheep need to look their very best. Barbara’s demonstration with her impressive Jacob tup will give you all the hints and tips you need. This session is available to […]
Due to circumstances beyond its control, Smallholding Scotland, the charity behind the Scottish Smallholder Festival, has announced changes to both the date and venue for this year’s Festival. The Festival will now be held at the The Forfar Mart on Saturday 26th October 2019. This decision has been taken following updated information received in the […]
Ruth Dalton, Field Officer for the North at the Rare Breed Survival Trust, returns to the Festival’s Speaker Programme in 2019, where she will be explaining the ins and outs of small scale cattle keeping. Ruth, and her partner, Wal, breed Shetland cattle in Cumbria so she has first hand experience of the topic. Ruth […]
Many thanks to Kelsey Media for their kind donation of an annual subscription to Practical Poultry for the exhibitor of the Supreme Champion bird in our Poultry and Waterfowl show. Kelsey Media are a long time supporter of the Festival and we’re delighted that they are supporting it again in 2019. Practical Poultry
Once again in 2017 the Festival’s explores our equine heritage and we’re delighted to again welcome along representatives of some our wonderful native breed horses and ponies. Many folk getting into smallholding (and many existing smallholders) enjoy having an equine or two around the place – and they can do a job of work too. […]
One the most popular aspects of the Festival and part of what sets it apart from other events is our programme of seminars and demonstrations. We’re busy putting together the full programme for 2016 but wanted to share some of the confirmed sessions you can access at Lanark on 24th September. Seminars Lanarkshire Beekeepers will be making a […]
With shows for cattle, goats, pigs, poultry and waterfowl, and garden, craft and food there really is an opportunity for anyone to exhibit at the 2015 Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival to be held at Lanark Agricultural Centre on Saturday 26th September.