New Entrants to Farming Conference

The sixth annual gathering for the FAS New Entrants to Farming will be held to inform and inspire people entering the agricultural industry.  This is a free event open to all with an interest in the future of Scottish Agriculture.  The agenda includes successful new entrants, businesses who have added value, those who have found alternative routes into the industry, as well as industry professionals.

To book your place please complete the form below or contact Val Angus at SAC Consulting, St Boswells 01835 823322 or email

Lunch will be provided

Outline Programme

10.30Tea/coffee and registration
11.00Chair welcome and introductions
Kirsten Williams, SAC Consulting
11.05Opening Address
Penny Montgomerie, Chief Executive SAYFC
11.25New Entrant to Full Time Farmer
Andrew Marchant, Clonhie Farm, Thornhill
11.50Building a Resilient Business
Rebecca McEwen, Arnprior, Kippen
12.15Show Me The Money
Robert Taylor, Partner – Rural, valuations, AMC Finance, Galbraith
12.40Lunch and Networking
13.30Joint Ventures in Practice
Richard Rogers and Gethin Roberts, Share Farmer, Wales
14.00Distilling vodka from potatoes
Graeme Jarron, Ogilvy Spirits, Forfar
14.25The Future Is What You Make It
Kev Bevan, SAC Senior Consultant
14.50Open floor to the panel Q&A
15.15Chair’s summary and close

Getting to Murrayfield

By Car
BT Murrayfield is located to the west of the city and has private parking for over 1,000 cars. Your destination postcode is EH12 5PJ. 

Car Parking
The only authorised car parking is in the West Stand car park or as directed by security. Parking on the perimeter road is not permitted. Neither Scottish Rugby nor Scottish Rugby Hospitality accepts responsibility for any damage to a vehicle parked within the stadium. Parking overnight in the car park is not permitted.

By Tram
Edinburgh’s tram system runs from Edinburgh Airport into the city centre every 10 minutes. There is a stop conveniently located outside the stadium.

By Train
Edinburgh is serviced by two railway stations, Waverley & Haymarket and has a growing network of direct routes. For train timetables and real-time running times contact National Railway Enquiries on 08457 49 50 or visit

By Bus
A number of buses stop within a short walk of Murrayfield,  has a good journey planner tool to help you.




Bookings are no longer available for this event.