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Welcome to Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme

Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme is a three-year programme, funded by the Scottish Government. Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme was established to provide expert and peer group support, knowledge exchange, skills development and confidence building to a wide range of agritourism and rural businesses across Scotland.

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To register or find out more about upcoming meetings for Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms click here or email [email protected].

Monitor Farm MeetingDateLocation & Link to Book
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Tasmania/Scotland Meeting TBCOnline Meeting
Agritourism Monitor Farm Project West Central Scotland.

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  • 07 Feb Anna Lamotte on Weddings and Events

    Anna Lamotte runs Guardswell Farm, Perthshire- a small mixed farm, with multipurpose rural venue, a collection of huts and houses, and a chemical free market garden. She grew up on a herb farm, studied cookery at Ballymaloe, and is passionate about farming regeneratively, growing nutritious food and welcoming guests from far and wide to immerse themselves in nature and fresh farm air. Guardswell Farm is a converted Steading space that hosts a handful of weddings a year, which ask couples to adhere to a number of sustainability guidelines, and is constantly looking at how to make weddings on the farm more in line with their general ethos and objectives.  Anna will be one of the core speakers at Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme Weddings and Events Meeting....

  • 07 Feb Adam Davies on Weddings and Events

    Adam is a consultant with Savills, specialising in developing and enhancing leisure and event enterprises. Drawing on his own experience of setting up and managing venues, Adam supports clients across the country, helping to determine market demand, assess feasibility and develop a commercially viable proposition. Prior to joining Savills, Adam’s experience includes Operations Manager and Director of Strategy for one of Scotland’s largest venue management and event catering companies. In these roles, Adam was responsible for sourcing and setting up new venues as well as overseeing operational management of circa 300 weddings per annum, securing awards for ‘Best Scottish Wedding Venue’ two years in a row and ‘SME of the Year’ at the Scottish Environment Business Awards. Born in Shetland, Adam grew up on the west coast before moving to......

  • 06 Feb Amy Burton on Understanding Finances

    Amy Burton is a Senior Manager with Azets Accountants in their Perth Office. Amy has worked for Azets in their rural team for over 10 years, and has built a portfolio of clients made up of farmers, estate owners and other businesses working closely with the agricultural industry. Amy grew up on a dairy farm in Fife and now live in Kinross with her husband and 1 year old daughter. Amy studied Maths, Stats and Accounts at Strathclyde University before joining Azets and doing her Chartered Accountancy qualification. Amy will be delivering Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme Understanding Finances meeting....

  • 11 Jan Olivia Midgley on Effective Communication

    Olivia Midgley has been a journalist and editor for 18 years, working in local and regional news until joining Farmers Guardian’s London team in 2011. Olivia became editor of FG in March 2023. A regular pundit across regional and national media channels, Olivia provides analysis on the issues facing farming businesses and helps to promote agriculture as a rewarding career choice.  She is also a director of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists which promotes training and careers for journalists and PR professionals working in agriculture and is a mentor with the Creative Mentor Network which works to make the creative industries more inclusive. Olivia is specialises in food, farming, rural affairs, news, features and analysis and will be one of the core speakers at Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Online Communications Masterclass....