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Highland Community Rail Event Flies the Flag at King’s Cross

Something was different at King’s Cross on Wednesday. Two huge Saltires were flying from the station roof in the breeze as Atholl Highlander pipers and dancers welcomed travellers. Colourful flash mob dancers promoted the Pitlochry Festival Theatre ‘Summer Holiday’ production, whilst 17 volunteers provided information on how direct train travel to the Scottish Highlands (day or overnight) was just a few steps away. Meanwhile, LNER was launching their brand new Azuma trains that will soon be providing an upgraded service to the highlands.

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Platform Market is Here to Stay, and Now with Vintage!

PLATFORM has been welcoming over 3000 visitors every weekend for the past year, and since launching the Food and Makers Market on 31st March 2019, the team has seen a rise in the amount of people wanting to shop from local and independent suppliers, sharing the same farm to fork ethos that is at the core of Platform’s values.

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Ethical Farming Conference Hailed a Success

Ethical Farming Conference Hailed a Success

Two hundred farmers, researchers, academics and students from Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland, the USA and from across the UK took part in what is believed to be the first ever conference on the emerging ‘ethical’ farming sector.

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Ethical Farming in the Spotlight Tomorrow

Ethical Farming in the Spotlight Tomorrow

Farmers, researchers and academics from Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland, the USA and from across the UK will gather in south west Scotland tomorrow at a conference to discuss the growing appetite for ethical farming and food production.

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Moffat Farmers’ Market Celebrates 10th Birthday

Moffat Farmers’ Market Celebrates 10th Birthday

This weekend Moffat Farmers’ Market celebrates its 10th birthday. Over that time it is estimated that the monthly market, based in Moffat’s iconic high street, has provided trading opportunities for more than 150 businesses, with more than 100,000 shoppers buying their wares.

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