Who can attend?

Anyone with an interest in the rural economy and seeing agritourism develop in Scotland but particularly –

  • Existing agritourism businesses on Scottish farms and estates including farm shops, cafes and restaurants, accommodation, tours, adventure sports, children’s activities and others.
  • Farmers, estate owners and managers considering adding value to their asset and business by starting a tourism, leisure or food and drink business
  • Existing Tourism businesses
  • Suppliers to the agritourism sector
  • Industry and economic development representatives
  • Young Farmers
  • Students studying a relevant topic to agritourism
  • Journalists

How often are the meetings?

Every two months. There are 9 meetings at each farm over the course of the project.

What is the format of each meeting?

Each meeting focuses on a different topic, which can deliver a positive difference to the business. This can either be overcoming an issue holding back the business or looking at new opportunities or both. The focus of the meeting is learning from each other and sharing knowledge.

Do I have to book?

We would prefer if you booked prior to coming to the meeting so we can arrange catering. The numbers expected at a meeting will be between 30 and 40.

If I don’t manage to attend, where can I find out more information?

Knowledge and key findings from the meetings will be shared in a number of ways –

  • From a meeting report on this page of the Go Rural website
  • From a blog undertaken by the monitor farmers found on this page
  • Via press reporting of the meetings
  • Via Twitter and linked in

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Caroline Millar at caroline@goruralforbusiness.com