The Scottish Agritourism Conferences 2014 and 2015

The Client- The Scottish Agritourism Sector

The Results

The 2014 and 2015 Conferences attracted over 300 delegates from the agritourism, food and drink and rural tourism sectors along with external stakeholders.  Both events drew high level speakers, the 2015 Conference speakers included Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food & the Environment, Charlie Smith from VisitScotland,  Fiona Richmond of Scotland Food & Drink and Karin Hayhow of Mackies of Scotland. Both Conferences received extensive press coverage and 95.6% of delegates attending advised that the Conferences had a positive impact on them.  Workshops developed knowledge in specific business areas.   The food and drink of both Fife and Angus were showcased with Go Rural working closely with Angus Council on this for the 2015 Conference.

Testimonials: 

“A very well organised conference and I enjoyed every part of it. There was a great range of speakers and for each of the agritourism business speakers, each story was different but very inspirational” Jacqueline Green, Scottish Enterprise

“Superb event, food and content.  The Conference really highlighted, the importance of agritourism to the Scottish rural economy  Very well done to the Go Rural team, you did yourselves proud”  Jane Craigie, Jane Craigie Marketing