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Specialist Events for Farming and The Countryside
A specialist event is held every two years by the RNAS covering a relevant farming topic. In the past these have been held at selected farms concentrating on beef cattle, pigs, sheep, crops, grassland management and others. Seminars address a wide range of topical issues and trade exhibitors value these events to meet farmers with special interests.



Our most recent Specialist Event was 'Countryside Live' held at Uppermill Farm, Kintore

by kind permission of Mr Malcolm Alan

on Sunday 29th May 2016

Look out for more updates on our dedicated Countryside Live Page

In 2014 the Society organised 'Grass Tech' our specialist grassland event held on Tuesday 27th May at Plewlands, Duffus, Elgin by kind permission of the Anderson family.  

In 2011 the event was the "Royal Northern Countryside Live, a family day out at Dunecht". Over 5000 members of the public visited the event which was kindly hosted by Dunecht Estate and visited a variety of agricultural and estate activities. Two charities, Monty's Maggie Appeal and CLAN benefited by receiving donations of £8700 each.

In 2009 the society held an arable event, CROP TECH at Moss-side, Oldmeldrum hosted by Ian and Alison Davidson. Around 2000   people attended and the atmosphere of the day was excellent. Both visitors and trade stand holders were extremely pleased.

The Society organised Scotland’s main event for the beef sector BEEF TECH in 2007.

In 2004 the Society organised “Family Day in The Countryside”. Over 4000 people visited the event at SAC's Craibstone Estate, close to Aberdeen. Through a wide range of activities and displays the day succeeded in giving them a better understanding of quality food, how it is produced and how today’s countryside is being cared for.