The Challenge of Marginal Land

The Challenge of Marginal Land

The James Hutton Institute isholding a workshop at its upland farm, Glensaugh, looking at progressive grassland management in upland and marginal areas and its role in supporting farm output. Glensaugh is a hill farm that innovates and encompasses different land uses and also hosts a broad range of research projects. This meeting is themed around progressive grassland management and its role in supporting farm output. The day will start with a farm tour where we will be joined by accomplished guest speaker, Michael Blanche, formerly of Quality Meat Scotland. Discussion will bring together topics such as managing woodland alongside grassland, catchment-level land management and co-operation, as well as reviewing SRDP funding support. There will be a range of Hutton research on display such as the soil smartphone app, Scots pine seed sources, predator monitoring, riparian work, and ground nesting bird habitat research.

The meeting ism open to all. Upland farm and estate owners and managers are particularly welcome, as are other farm managers whose land neighbours or falls within the same catchment as Glensaugh.

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The event is free with lunch included, booking is required for catering purposes. Please respond by Sept 9th to Daksha at 01224 395 393 or email


Event Date: Wed, 13/09/2017
Event Time: 10am to 4pm


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