Avian Influenza lock down for all poultry 6th Dec for 30 days

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL POULTRY IN the UK
LOCKDOWN OF ALL poultry – Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared in response to spread of H5N8 in Europe.
http://news.gov.scot/ne…/avian-influenza-protection-measures
how to make things work – http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00511175.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#latest-situation
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/12/more-avian-flu-reported-germany-france

Bird flu now only 30 miles from Britain


The Scottish Government and DEFRA has declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds.
“We have declared a 30-day Prevention Zone as a precautionary measure to protect Scotland’s valuable poultry industry, particularly in the weeks before Christmas. It is important to stress that there has been no cases of this strain detected in the UK” 0 this is the same in England too

Organic Producers of Scotland

Are you an organic producer or a retailer or processor working with organic produce?  Nourish want to hear your views!

Take part in their survey about their proposal to establish Organic Scotland, an industry-led trade body to promote the sale of Scottish organic produce….

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JRHNLZ9

They hope to organise an inaugural meeting of Organic Scotland in January 2017 in central Scotland – check out their facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/nourishscotland/

Argyll and Bute new policy guidance on advertising and signage

Argyll and Bute Council’s planning service has prepared new policy guidance on advertising and signage. This revised guidance was approved for public consultation at the November meeting of the Council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee.
A copy of the policy document is  available to view or download from the Council’s web-site here:
https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/consultations/advertising-and-signage-policy-consultation
The public consultation runs from Friday 2nd December 2016 until Friday 6th January 2017.
All comments should be submitted by e-mail to: ldp@argyll-bute.gov.uk
If you wish to submit comments in writing these should be sent to:
Argyll and Bute Council
Development Policy
1A Manse Brae
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RD
Please pass details of this consultation on to anyone you know in the business/tourism/leisure sectors who may have an interest in advertising and/or signage within our towns, villages and countryside.

LORN summer newsletter 2016

LORN summer newsletter 2016

LORN Community Producers Market is just about ready to go ahead, but we do not have enough stallholders booked yet. If you would like to get involved as a stallholder, volunteer, organiser please get in touch .. and booking forms are here : http://lorn.org.uk/market2016/

There are plenty of events happening over the summer where you can support your local producers, community and have fun.

  • 20-30 July 2016: Appin Art Group annual art exhibition. Port Appin Hall
  • 27th July Craft Collection meeting. Caledonia Hotel 6 pm
  • 27 July 7.30 – Mull theatre production of “Movie Time” tickets on the door North Connel Hall, North Connel Hall, PA37 1RF http://www.comar.co.uk/whats-on/movie-time-mull-and-argyll-tour
  • 29th July Iain MacDonald & Marc Duff music in Benderloch : contact campbell_cameron@msn.com
  • then Oban Bay will be getting busy with West Highland Yachting week
  • 30th July Green Shoots open day, Glencruitten Produce, workshops and baking.
  • 31st July Ardchattan Priory Fete (12 – 4) , and table top sale in Victory hall at the same times
  • 6th August : Craft fayre at Great Western hotel Oban; SWT Fayre Dunollie, Oban; Lorn Agricultural Show, Tralee Beach Benderloch;
  • 13th August : Raft Race : Lorn Organic Growers open day
  • 20 August 2016: Appin Show, judging starts at 10am. Held at Tynribbie Croft, Appin ; Argyll and Bute Gaelic gathering, Corran Halls; Craft fayre, Corran Halls, Oban Horticultural Show
  • 25th August : Argyllshire Gathering
  • 27th August : Benderloch Flower Show; Taynuilt Flower Show; Oban Kayak Race; Scottish Country Dance in Appin Hall, 7pm – in aid of Church funds
  • 3rd September Dalmally Show; Craft fayre at Great Western hotel Oban;
  • 9 September 2016: Fiddlers’ Rally in Port Appin Hall – in aid of Church funds
  • 17 September 2016: Appin Historical Society – Lismore – the forgotten Cathedral of Scotland – Port Appin Hall

Through the summer there are crafty workshops in Oban at Crafty Ewe; music, talks and other activities at Grassroots cafe; Rockfield is buzzing with activities; and Dunollie House museum has lots of fun planned – one of the best places to get all the up to the minute info is on Facebook – for all its sins it is becoming increasingy THE MOST useful place to connect up with like minded folk with groups on diverse topics such as Smallholding; Permaculture; Heritage; Crafting; Culture, as well as many local communities, organisations and businesses able to share their news and activties with you directly.

Craft Collection : pop up shop : Susan Bland is leading a group of local Crafters looking to set up a pop up shop in Oban for a month or more working together, sharing the costs, and the running of it. Location being looked at is the previous Pound shop, in Airds Crescent with a likely cost of £18 a week to cover costs of rent, rates, insurance etc. All manned by contributing Crafters. There is a Meeting at 6 pm on 27th July at Caledonia hotel, or contact Sue on suesbespokejewels@gmail.com if you would like to learn more and be part of this.

Permaculture workshops – plans are afoot for more workshops in the coming months – please email Jill on
farm@kintaline.co.uk to go on the list for news. also Lorn Permaculture group on facebook.

There is a new Crofters & Smallholders Skills Boost scheme recently announced and hopefully we will all hear of workshops and courses in Argyll soon.

Fasanta Festival of Textiles and Fashion presents “Patch Your Place”, a collaborative stitching project inspired by Oban and the surrounding area to create a unique textile patchwork represnting the diversity of our visitors journeys and our diaspora. would like you to create a patch based on how you connect to Oban. The patches will be sewn together by volunteers, with the last few patches added at the annual Fasanta Festival of Textiles and Fashion on the 22nd & 23rd October 2016. The completed piece will be showcased at the Community Catwalk event on the evening of Saturday 22nd October 2016 in the Corran Halls, Oban. Each patch recieved will be numbered and entered into a prize draw… the winning patch will be selected at random!

CHARTS – Culture, Heritage and Arts in Argyll and Bute : no news sadly, the Oban hub has not sent any new info out, and the online network is dormant

LEADER – around Scotland most of the LEADER funding groups are now well established and supporting local businesses and organisations. We have yet to hear what is happening in Argyll and Bute

Market2016

You are Invited to Join the

LORN Community Producers Market

Victory Hall, Benderloch
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
12 – 2 pm

Bringing local food and creativity
to our local and visiting community.
Supporting Local Sustainability

Starting July 2016

To Apply for a stall or community group space please
· phone 01631 720223
· email market@lorn.org.uk
· drop in to Kintaline Farm, Benderloch
· www.lorn.org.uk/market2016

To fill in this form online please go to
http://lorn.org.uk/market-stall-form-2016

Learn to Shear June 2016

Beginner Shearing Course on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June at Danna Farm, Tayvallich, Argyll PA31 8PQ
Please contact Wool Board Training – 01877 339657 to book your place

LORN Community Producers Market 2016

A very Happy & Sustainable New Year to you all, and we would like to ask you a question

Would you like LORN Community Producers Market to start again in 2016 ?

Local Origins Rural Network management team are thinking about setting up the LORN Community Producers Market again – and would very much like to hear from past and potential local producers and customers.
One idea is to have the market at Victory Hall, Benderloch from 12 – 2 on first and third Thursday of the month.. what do you think?
Please click on this link below and fill in our very short survey to help us, and share this link to your friends, family and colleagues.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TZSWK78

Community gathers and improves resilience

Community gathers and improves resilience