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Many of us have all been thinking a lot more about food shopping. It has become a much less mundane and much more fraught activity.
Pippa Goldschmidt looks at this practice of leading livestock by foot across long distances from individual farms to auctions and slaughterhouses.
Andrew Barnes in our team has collected financial data from upland farms with a view to identifying characteristics of disadvantage that make farms more or less vulnerable. The findings are fascinating, if in some ways counter-intuitive.
As summer continues, show season is well and truly under way and last week saw the 161st Great Yorkshire Show take place in Harrogate.
Project update from Ann Bruce – May 2019 Now that lambing and calving are all but over, it feels like the right time to... Read More
There has been talk in recent years of the need to develop an upland vision for Scotland. But without also ensuring greater government and agency support for establishing locally-led partnerships it might prove difficult to achieve any such vision in practice.
This blog will summarise what we have learned so far using social network analysis with the ReSULTS project.
In 1775, at the start of the American Revolution, the British were determined to disarm the rebel militias and seize their military supplies.
The ResULTS team have produced a range of leaflets (PDF) which communicate aspects of the project in a graphical and colourful format.
A small world network’s resilience comes from a combination of its cluster which encourages cohesion and the interconnections between the clusters which encourages flows of information and ideas. Is there a small world network among Orkney’s livestock farmers? We do not know yet.