Scottish Smallholder Festival


The Scottish Smallholder Festival is run by Smallholding Scotland, a charity set up to provide education and support for smallholders across the country. The Festival runs on a ‘not for profit’ basis, and the main organising team are all volunteers. The Scottish Smallholder Festival is Scotland’s national smallholding show, and is the leading place where smallholders, small producers, growers and everyone interested in a sustainable way of life come to share, learn, show, buy and be inspired. Now in its 12th year, the festival is a celebration of the smallholder – it provides an opportunity for smallholders and growers at the end of the season to celebrate a successful year of production, to gather ideas for next year, and is a chance for all to to display their products and benchmark their success against other small producers. It also allows those who are interested in rural life and farming to get a close up view of small scale farming, introducing them to skills and livestock they would not normally encounter, to see what can be achieved in a small scale farming environment.