Two Agritourism Monitor Farms funded by Scottish Enterprise have been established in East Central and West CentralScotland to drive economic growth of the agritourism sector in Scotland.
One meeting a month, alternating between the East Central and West Central Monitor Farms will focus on different topics, relevant to the growth of the tourism side of the businesses attending.
The monitor farm meetings are free to attend but you are encouraged to register before the meeting.
You don’t need to be a farmer to attend and the meetings are particularly relevant to;
Stuart & Jo McNicol are directors of DRIFT. – a new café and agritourism business which they opened in June 2018.
Jo works full time in the business and also runs an additional events business called Castleton Events.
Both agritourism businesses are based on land within family farm, run by Stuart and his father Bill, which compromises of 430 acre of cereals.
The Lennox family run two 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 with Anne running Shantron Farm self-catering and Kay & husband Dougie managing Shemore Farm self-catering.
The farm is owned by Luss estate and Kay is the 10th generation of the Lennox family to work on the farm.
|Monitor Farm Meeting||Date||Location|
|COVID-19 Support Meeting||20th January 2021, 19.00-20.00||Virtual meeting via Zoom|
|GoRural E-commerce Project - Photography||28th January 2021, 10.00-12.00||Virtual meeting via Zoom|
|COVID-19 Support Meeting||3rd February 2021, 19.00-20.00||Virtual meeting via Zoom|
|Pricing Strategy||11th February 2021, 10.00-12.00||Virtual meeting via Zoom|
|COVID-19 Support Meeting||17th February 2021, 19.00-20.00||Virtual meeting via Zoom|
|GoRural E-Commerce Project - TBC||25th February 2021, 10.00-12.00||Virtual meeting via Zoom|
To register or to find out more about any of the upcoming meetings stated above, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note venues and times for meetings may change.