Sharing a passion for good food production and managing the environment, Tanya and Colm built their knowledge and skills by undertaking placements on commercial farms. They then set their sights on crofting in their own right in Colonsay, which was made possible through the subletting of a croft.
Through a collaborative approach Tom and Heather successfully purchased their farm in the remote Isle of Coll. They achieved this through forming a partnership with another young couple, which meant they reduced the level of capital required. The couple have some excellent tips from their journey.
Robert Taylor and Christine Croal have followed their dream and purchased a farm. This has been achieved by working hard, saving money and waiting for the right opportunity. This year will bring the couple their first baby, more sheep and hopefully more land!
The brothers were brought up on a farm and both found employment in the oil and gas sector, but always dreamt of purchasing and managing their own farm one day. With hard work and determination the brothers purchased a rundown unit with 162 acres in 2017.
Saving every penny earned through off-farm employment allowed the Walker’s to wait for the right opportunity.
After completing his studies in Poultry Production, Stuart worked in industry before investing in his own laying hen units.
David Cooper’s journey has brought him along way from when he took on his first challenge in 2004 at just 17 years old.
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