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West Central Meeting Six Report – Effective Storytelling

Click here to access the sixth West Central Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meeting report, which took place on Tuesday 10th March 2020. The meeting, which focused on effective storytelling included guest speaker Stuart Delves - a writer and storytelling trainer, who gave support and advice to the 37 attendees on how to develop critical skills and confidence in this area. LEAF Open Farm Sunday’s Scottish Coordinator, Rebecca Dawes joined the meeting to discuss how to get involved with the 2020 event on Sunday 20th September*. West Central Community Group member Shona Duncan spoke alongside Rebecca, about her family’s experience of opening for Open Farm Sunday for the first time in 2019. *Please note change of date from what is detailed in the report due to COVID-19....

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East Central Meeting Report – What do Banks think of Lending to the Agritourism Sector?

Click here to access the meeting report from the sixth East Central meeting of the three-year Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme, which took place on Wednesday 5th February 2020. The meeting focused on the topic of lending, and heard the views of three different bank managers on the following areas; Lending to the agritourism sector; What has worked well in agritourism projects they have funded; What agritourism businesses need to do to raise £1 million. Guest speakers for the evening were; Stephen Buchan and Stuart Tait from Clydesdale Bank Russell Pinkerton and Stuart Kenny from Royal Bank of Scotland Sarah Tyson form Bell Ingram representing the Agricultural Mortgage Company (AMC) ...

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West Central Meeting Five Report – How to run a Happy Family Business & Plan for Successful Succession

Click here to access the fifth West Central Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meeting report, which took place on Wednesday 15th January 2020. The meeting, which focused on succession, included speakers; Sian Bushell, a Family Business and Succession Expert and Linda Tinson from Ledingham Chalmers, who is a legal expert in structuring family business and succession. Duncan McConchie and his father Kerr, the Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farmers from the 2014/15 programme, were also speakers at the event. [embed]https://youtu.be/jP_afaoA5rQ[/embed] [embed]https://youtu.be/lSQQZ1Wbwkc[/embed] [embed]https://youtu.be/9vpAOeW2KVQ[/embed]...

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East Central Meeting Four Report – Making the Correct Website Investment

Click here to access the fifth and final East Central Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meeting report of 2019, which took place on Wednesday 11th December 2019. The meeting focused on the theme ‘making the correct website investment’, highlighting areas such as costs, timescale, suppliers and why it is important for a business to have a website. Guest speaker for the day was Lesley Wood from LMW Consulting, who has over 20 years’ experience in digital projects and marketing consultancy. You can view the live videos recorded at the meeting on 11th December below. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDek-YVYYs&t=82s[/embed] [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LCI5AZbkEs&t=1s[/embed] [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v-WooZLr8Q&t=8s[/embed]...

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Meet Our Community Groups

As part of the Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme, two community groups have been established to help build strong relationships and allow for likeminded people to share ideas and develop their agritourism businesses.   Over the course of the programme we will catch up with individuals from each of the community groups to find out about their businesses and why they have got involved in the Scottish Agritourism Monitor Farm Programme.Watch the full videos from some of our Community Group businesses. Byres Farm https://youtu.be/5uxraezbQhs Portnellan Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZyhy3sXFD8 Jackson's at Jedburgh https://youtu.be/6N_Er6ly7pc Duncan Family Farms https://youtu.be/0EJzu3LzNXs Carfrae Farm https://youtu.be/bznvji8_ZmI ...

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West Central Meeting Four Report – Business Boot Camp

Click here to access the fourth and final West Central Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Monitor Farm meeting report of 2019, which took place on Friday 1st November 2019. The all-day meeting focused on the theme ‘BUSINESS BOOT CAMP” and  followed a slightly different format in comparison to previous meetings, with the aim to provide a confidential and supportive environment for business owners to share challenges, find solutions and to share and discuss new business ideas. The meeting was held with Chatham House Rules which ensured that any outputs from the meeting are either not attributed to a particular business and/or have not been shared out with the group....

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Full Videos from East Central Meeting – Food Tourism, What is Local? (1st October 2019)

Guest speaker for the day was Sandra Reid from Fare Consulting. Sandra has over 15 years consultancy experience and offers business support in food service, accommodation, retail and events. The meeting covered four main areas including;- What’s is local?- Supplying your own farm produce to guests- Environmental health requirements for serving food and drink East Central Monitor Farmers Stuart and Jo McNicol also discussed their experiences with using local produce through the café at DRIFT., highlighting some of the challenges they have faced along the way.   Prior to the meeting Sandra met with East Central Monitor Farmers Stuart and Jo to discuss some of the local produce they use in the DRIFT. They focused on six main ingredients and looked at where they currently get the supply from, highlighting the pros and cons they...

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East Central Meeting Four Report – Food Tourism, What is Local?

Click here to access the full meeting report from the fourth East Central meeting, which took place on Tuesday 1st October 2019. The meeting focused on the theme ‘Food Tourism – What is local?’, highlighting areas such as costs, benefits, logistics and the impact on a business that sources and provides local produce. 29 individuals from farming/agritourism enterprises attended the event from all over Scotland with people travelling from as far north as Aberdeenshire and as far south as Dumfries. Guest speaker for the day was Sandra Reid from Fare Consulting. Sandra has over 15 years consultancy experience and offers business support in food service, accommodation, retail and events....

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West Central Meeting Three Report – Making Money from Farm Tours

Click here to access the full meeting report from the third West Central meeting which took place on Thursday 5th September 2019. The all-day meeting focused on the theme ‘making money from farm tours’ and was held at Bellfield Brewery, Edinburgh, the venue giving access to several high-quality speakers based within the city. 49 individuals from farming/agritourism enterprises attended the event from all over Scotland with people travelling from as far north as Morayshire and as far south as Dumfries....

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Full Videos from West Central Meeting – Thursday 5th September 2019

Get access to the full talk from each guest speaker at the West Central Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 5th September, where the meeting theme focused on making money from farm tours.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzgtTZMpSws&t=1193s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvDSHv27v3I&t=875s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43e-2L6gMnY&t=1452s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZJ1SbMgqJc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvH8qu3i_hI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzDUANDFRE0 ...

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