The 2014 Festival returns to Lanark Agricultural Centre this September and the organizing team have issued an invitation to all those interested in a sustainable way of life to come along and meet the livestock, view the competition, get answers to their questions and talk to like-minded people.
If you are a smallholder, grower, crofter, farmer, gardener, rare breeds enthusiast, interested in food quality, or if you are someone with an interest in sustainable living in any way, then there is only one place to be on Saturday 27th September – the third Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival at Lanark.
The Festival will be following the now established format from previous years, a mix of fantastic livestock and craft competition, seminars and demonstrations, an exhibition of trade, craft and food stands, and the presence of breed societies and other smallholder focused organisations.
The 2013 Festival saw a fantastic range of competitive entries with over 20 different breeds of sheep entered, and this year is promising to see an even larger range of competition. For pig keepers, the Festival represents one of the only chances to compete in Scotland, and this year the Goat competitions will be approved by the British Goat Society for the first time.
The 2014 Festival will also feature the RBST Scottish Championships for mature and young stock, aimed at showcasing breeds that are or have been on the RBST Watchlist.