Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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A free on-farm event will be held to help crofters make a plan for tackling rushes throughout 2019.

Soil Association Scotland is holding events in Fearann Eilean Iarmain, as well as Galashiels and Ardgay, to help them control rushes.

Five Agri consultant, Ian Cairns, will be attending the events.


Controlling rushes in conjunction with livestock grazing and good soil management to encourage grass can reduce the need to buy in feed, fertilisers and herbicides, says Ian.

Rising comedy star, Jim Smith, announces autumn dates for his Back to the Teuchter tour, as the funny farmer brings tales of rural life to audiences across Scotland

Jim hits the stage with quirky characters, distinctive regional slang and perfectly pitched impressions to give city slickers an understanding of what the outside world looks like to those that 'bide up the glen'. Hot topics include internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover.

Head along to Kilmuir for an evening of entertainment later this month.

A Tatties and Herring meal will be held at Kilmuir Community Hall.  A vegetarian option is also available.

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