June 26, 2022


TWO SCOTS farmers are combining sustainable farming and social media to inspire potential generations of eco-helpful land people.

Now celebrating a ten years selling permaculture ecosystems at Tap O’ Noth farm in
Aberdeenshire, James Reid and Rosa Bevan have been working with their on-line affect to highlight the prospects of land use to younger individuals in Scotland.

The duo have extra than 19,000 YouTube subscribers – a system on which they share movies documenting farm lifestyle with the aim of inspiring budding farmers to make the most of Scottish land.

The 8-acre farm is situated in close proximity to the village of Rhynie in rural Aberdeenshire, and provides ecologically grown fruit and veggies, whilst also enjoying host to chickens, geese and a smaller herd of dairy goats.

The couple generate most of their residing from working a local community supported agriculture (CSA) vegetable box business enterprise as effectively as focusing on agritourism in the kind of farm tours and leasing their shepherd’s hut.

James Reid claimed: “We want to inspire persons about the lifestyle they can direct if they glance at land a minor bit differently. To have been capable to perform toward that for the earlier 10 years has been extremely fulfilling.

“We want to proceed to expand our social platform to grow the outreach we have. It is mindblowing what you can accomplish with a compact bit of land a whole lot of people really don’t know that.”

James and Rosa follow permaculture, which is a strategy of sustainable farming used to generate self-sufficient agricultural eco-methods.

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This self-sustaining model has permitted the few to really are living off their land for the previous 10 years.

Rosa Bevan stated: “We have not looked again because starting up this venture a ten years back and it’s been inspiring for us to see the positive aspects Faucet O’ Noth farm has had on the natural environment, our nearby local community and on our life as well.

“It’s been an unbelievable 10 decades at Tap O’ Noth farm and we’re really hunting ahead to what the upcoming has in retail store for our Aberdeenshire property.”

Tap O’ Noth’s eco-helpful achievements is being showcased as an inspiring job in the Scottish Land Commission’s MyLand.Scot marketing campaign, an initiative aiming to spotlight the lots of benefits that land delivers to communities around Scotland.

Hamish Trench, Main Govt of the Scottish Land Fee, explained: “James and Rosa have done an extraordinary task in bringing alongside one another permaculture and land use with social media to make an useful and interesting hotbed for inspiration.

“By acquiring the farm in the way they have, the pair are a terrific instance of how land in Scotland can be remodeled to gain the natural environment, people’s livelihoods and communities.”

“We hope by sharing their tale and other essential stories as section of the MyLand.Scot campaign, we can inspire folks in Scotland to start out imagining about land in different ways.

“Land can participate in a important position in daily Scotland, spanning from housing and residences, to providing persons the signifies and self esteem to make corporations.”

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James and Rosa also function on a brand new podcast ‘The Lay of the Land’ talking about their activities and enjoy of the land.

Released in 2021, MyLand.Scot is an initiative developed to enhance the Scottish public’s
participation in land reform through a collection of scenario scientific tests, info webpages and podcast, The Lay of the Land.