Welcome to the Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme

The Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme is a three-year programme established in 2019 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.

Funded by Scottish Enterprise
Agritourism mon farm - Castleton Farm-005

Stuart & Jo McNicol are directors of DRIFT. Ltd – a new café and agritourism business the couple opened in June 2018. Jo works full time in the café business and also runs an events business called Castleton Events. Both agritourism businesses are based on land on the family farm, run by Stuart and his father Bill, which compromises of 430 acre of cereals.

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Agritourism Monitor Farm Project West Central Scotland.

The Lennox family run two self-catering agritourism businesses on their 1,500 hectare working hill sheep farm located on the banks of Loch Lomond. Bobby, Anne and Kay work full time on the farm which is a tenant farm on Luss estate. Kay is the 10th generation of the family to work in the family farming business. Kay and her husband Dougie are developing a new luxury glamping business based on giving visitors the opportunity to undertake a range of farm tours and unique experiences, which the whole family will be involved in delivering.

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KEY DATES

In line with Government guidance surrounding COVID-19, the Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm meetings scheduled to take place throughout 2020  will now consist of virtual meetings via Zoom for the foreseeable future.

To register for all the upcoming Agritourism Monitor Farm Meetings click here.

Monitor Farm MeetingDateLocation
Business Health Check22nd October 2020, 10.00 - 12.00Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Topic TBC3rd November 2020, 10.00 - 12.00Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Topic TBC19th November 2020, 10.00 - 12.00Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Topic TBC3rd December 2020, 10.00 - 12.00Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Topic TBC15th December 2020, 10.00 - 12.00Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Agritourism Monitor Farm Project West Central Scotland.

Our Latest News

  • 08 Oct Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme – September Virtual Meetings Report

    During the Covid-19 restrictions, our Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meetings have switched from the face to face monthly meetings to fortnightly meetings, lasting two hours via Zoom. The first meeting to take place in September focused on making money from farm tours.  The meeting discussed key areas that businesses should research, review and analysis in order to make the most of farm tours including; – Setting the right price for tours – How to adapt your business/personal life to ensure you are offering tours at suitable times (e.g. weekends, after school etc.) – Top tips to ensure your farm tour offering features high on Google listings. The second meeting on 24th September focused on customer data bases, loyalty schemes, e-news & GDPR. Click here to access September’s report which......

  • 08 Oct Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme – August Virtual Meetings Report

    During the Covid-19 restrictions, our Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meetings have switched from the face to face monthly meetings to fortnightly meetings, lasting two hours via Zoom. Thanks to digital technology, we were joined by Carly Bussenchutt, an Australian farmer and agritourism business owner for this business health check meeting on the 13th August. Carly shared a very moving and inspiring story about resilience and putting Covid-19 into perspective, having come through a much worse experience with the bush fires.   The second meeting to take place in August focused on gift vouchers and Christmas promotions. Click here to access August’s report which includes links to the full presentations from both meetings....

  • 20 Aug Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme – July Virtual Meetings Report

    During the Covid-19 restrictions, our Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meetings have switched from the face to face monthly meetings to fortnightly meetings, lasting two hours via Zoom. Each month a report will be issued highlighting some of the key points and resources from the monthly meetings. Two meetings were held in July which focused on looking at the roles within your own business and measuring the digital marketing impact. Click here to access July’s report which includes links to the full presentations from both meetings....

  • 09 Jul Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme – June Virtual Meetings Report

    During the Covid-19 restrictions, our Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meetings have switched from the face to face monthly meetings to fortnightly meetings, lasting two hours via Zoom. The meetings kicked off on the first of June and each month a report will be issued highlighting some of the key points and resources from the monthly meetings. Click here to access June’s report....