• What a way to celebrate Open Farm Sunday!

    For the last three previous years at Hope Farm, we have celebrated LEAF Open Farm Sunday with additions of new and exciting activities every year. On Sunday we were thrilled to open our gates to around 800 visitors from all around the area. Our aim was to help people engage with, be educated about, but mostly enjoy experiencing wildlife friendly farming at the heart of it. I think its safe to say that we succeeded with…

    • 15 Jun 2018
  • Brexit challenges for farmers and crofters in Scotland

    A new report commissioned by the Highlands and Islands Agriculture Support Group highlights the significant challenges that could be faced by farming and crofting communities in the Highlands and Islands, post Brexit. The report assesses the likely impacts of different Brexit scenarios on the economy and communities and their related effects on wildlife, the environment and key sectors such as tourism.

    The report concludes…

    • 8 Jun 2018
  • A new partner for Farm Wildlife

    The Freshwater Habitats Trust have recently joined the Farm Wildlife partnership, bringing the number of participating conservation organisations to nine. They join the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, Bat Conservation Trust, Buglife, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts.

    "The Freshwater Habitats Trust is an evidence-based conservation charity, working…

    • 7 Jun 2018
  • Come and see us during show season

    As usual, RSPB staff will be in attendance at various shows and events around the UK over the coming months. The Balmoral Show has already taken place (see a round up of the goings-on below), or if you're after some advice, want to share your experiences or just to catch up with your local team, read on to find out where you can do that.


    The Balmoral show represents Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural…

    • 5 Jun 2018