A “World of Opportunities” for Scottish agriculture

The fourteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place at Carnoustie Hotel on Thursday 2 February 2017. It is organised and co-sponsored by EQ, along with Bell Ingram, Royal Bank of Scotland and Thorntons Solicitors. Business Angus also kindly support places for young people at the conference.

The conference aims to bring together like minded progressive businesses from throughout the Scottish agriculture sector to promote discussion and debate under the title of a “World of Opportunities”. This rather grand title is deliberately outward looking at a time when the sector and the economy generally are forced to operate in the face of so many significant changes in the political landscape around the world. Where do the opportunities for Scottish agriculture lie?

We are announcing a couple of changes to our original speaker line up and delighted that a strong and diverse line up of speakers has been assembled, including Rob Clayton, Strategy Director (Potatoes) for AHDB and David Barnes, Deputy Director for Agriculture and Environmental issues at the Scottish Government. David is in the team working on agricultural aspects of EU exit.

Iain Stirling, co owner of Arbikie, the specialist “Field to Bottle” spirits distilling business, with his brothers, John and David. They have created a family of super-premium spirits using crops grown on their family farms in Angus.

The speaker line up is completed by Ian Pigott, a farmer and Nuffield Scholar from Hertfordshire, England. Ian farms 2,000 acres, is a columnist for Farmers Weekly and founded Open Farm Sunday in 2006. He also established The Farmschool in 2014 which hosts several thousand inner city and local children each year through an on-farm education programme.

A delegate charge of £70 (inc. VAT) applies. Additional information can be found at www.farmingscotlandconference.co.uk or contact Mary Campbell at mary.campbell@eqaccountants.co.uk or on 01307 474274 to book your place.

Published on 19th January 2017