Having a vibrant, viable, sustainable and most of all, enjoyable, farm and croft business is the aim for many of us. Sometimes, the day to day prevents starting up or even just time for thinking up new enterprises. However, there are many opportunities in agritourism, and tourists from urban areas or other walks of life are often fascinated by farming and crofting.
We hope you can join us to hear some excellent speakers and be inspired and learn what’s ahead in agritourism in Scotland.
Helen Smith is constantly thinking up new events to hold at her Byres Farm venue, from Father’s Day tractor driving experiences, to farming storytelling for 0-3 year olds.
Caroline Millar of Scottish Agritourism, with an insight into future trends and what engages tourists to come to rural areas.
Mairi Gougeon is the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Islands and recently launched the agritourism growth strategy, to help the sector grow and develop, linking to food provenance and showcasing farming life.
I hope you will agree this is quite a line-up! Join us to be inspired, learn how one person started up in tourism, learn where to get help, how to find out about market trends, and think of your own skills and opportunities offered by your location.
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