Paperback, 32 pages
The first annual report for the Game and Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran, Aberdeenshire, the Scottish demonstration farm of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
The farm tenancy was acquired by the Trust in 2014. The farm extends to some 417ha at a height of 180-280m above sea level and is typical of a Scottish hill edge farm. It provides the Trust in Scotland with a base for research, conservation and demonstration, with an overarching objective to run it as a viable farming enterprise whilst producing game for a small shoot and to sustain and enhance local wildlife.
Another important aspect of work at the farm is to develop potential options for Scottish agri-environment schemes for grass-dominated, hill-edge farms like Auchnerran.