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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.

KEY DATES

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
Visit to Fife Wednesday 26th June 2024Balgove Larder and Ardross Farm, Fife - Farm Retail with Staff Focus . Book your place here
Highlands and IslandsThursday 27th June 2024Black Isle Brewery and Black Isle Berries - Farm Retail and Catering with Staff Focus. Book your place here
Dumfries and GallowayThursday 25th July 2024'Understanding & Improving Your Online Presence - Murray Arms, Gatehouse of Fleet Book your place here
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm Meeting Tuesday 30 July 2024TBC
AngusThursday 22nd August 2024'Telling Your Biodiversity/Sustainability Story - Kinclune Estate
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm MeetingThursday 29th August 2024TBC
Visit to Satellite Monitor Farm Long Island Retreats and other visitsSunday 8th - Tues 10th September 2024TBC
Aberdeenshire Monday 23rd September 2024TBC
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm MeetingWednesday 25th September 2024TBC
Dumfries and GallowayWednesday 23rd October 2024TBC
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm MeetingTuesday 29th October 2024TBC
Visit to Satellite MF Cairns Farm areaWednesday 6th November 2024TBC
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm MeetingTuesday 12th November 2024TBC
Highlands and IslandsFriday 29th November 2024TBC
Provisional Online Agritourism Monitor Farm Meeting with Tasmania Monday 9th December 2024TBC
AberdeenshireThursday 12th December 2024TBC
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm MeetingTuesday 21st January 2025TBC
Dumfries and GallowayThursday 16th January 2025TBC
AngusThursday 30th January 2025TBC
Highlands and IslandsTuesday 11th February 2025TBC
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm Meeting Thursday 20th February 2025TBC
Monitor Farmers & Core Group Business BootcampWednesday 26th & Thursday 27th February 2025TBC
AberdeenshireWednesday 12th March 2025TBC
Online Agritourism Monitor Farm Meeting Tuesday 18th March 2025TBC

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