While there are numerous trails all over the world, Scotland, with its raw and scenic landscape, is one of the ideal places to hike as there are many different trails suitable for different types of hikers. Scotland constitutes over 800 islands with many beaches, pristine valleys, towering mountains and wild coastlines, so there are innumerableContinue reading “Best Hiking Trails in Scotland – guest post by Paul McCormin”
Can farmers really afford to survive without subsidies? I am an Agricultural Degree student at Askham Bryan College in York studying in my final year. Growing up in a farming community in the Yorkshire Dales I have always had a great interest in agriculture. As part of the BSc Hons course, and in addition toContinue reading “The Barriers to Diversification on Upland-Hill Livestock Grazing Farms – guest post by Max Hamer”
Over the last week I have been helping out on a farm in the Scottish Borders in the lambing shed (hello to you all at Overlangshaw!) and while I was there I began reading Alan Butler’s book ‘sheep’, a work that sets out an argument for sheep being some of the most important historical actors ofContinue reading “Sheepwrecked – Environmentalists v Farmers”
Some shameless plugging for the British tourist industry (especially Cumbrian and Welsh tourist trade).