A two-day event in Fife this summer will promote a better future for Scottish farms and soil.

Falkland estate will host the second year of the regenerative farming event Groundswell Outreach Falkland, an offshoot of the annual Groundswell Regenerative Agriculture Festival which is held in Hertfordshire.

Organisers say the success of last year’s event means GO Falkland is being held over two days on July 17 and 18 and tickets are now on sale.

Led by farmers, foresters, smallholders, growers and anyone interested in food production, the aim of GO Falkland is to generate awareness, engagement and action across regenerative land use in Scotland. One of the key figures behind the event is Ninian Stuart whose family owns and operates the 1590 acre Home Farm and hill land at Falkland.

Mr Stuart believes there is a ‘real appetite’ for people to find out more about regenerative farming and land use in order to sustain soils, enhance well-being and build community wealth. He said: “In creating GO Falkland we’re embracing an opportunity to bring together key players in regenerative agriculture in the heart of Scotland. Our aim is to spark conversations and progressive actions in the fields of the future.”

“We were inspired by the original Groundswell festival, where the seed of the idea for GO Falkland was sown. With Groundswell’s encouragement we’re now developing more independently, with our own specific flavour and focus on the challenges and opportunities present in Scotland.

“Together with others, we’re growing a community of practitioners on the ground, sharing the learning of an international movement.”

This year, the event welcomes some new partners and sponsors including NHS Fife, Fife Council, Soil Association, James Hutton Institute, Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board, Pasture for Life, Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Woodland Trust and Scottish Forestry.

Key speakers include Groundswell founders Joanna Bowen and John Cherry, Dan Kittredge from the Bionutrient Institute, soil health educator Joel Williams, and Abi Mordin from Propagate.

The programme of events, talks and workshops at GO Falkland will be updated regularly at falklandestate.co.uk/go-falkland/ and tickets can be purchased at falklandestate.co.uk/event/go-falkland-2024/