May 31, 2017
Want to farm?
Because the implications of leaving the European Union are so complex and in many respects unknown, politicians are still getting away with banalities such as taking back control, no deal being better than a bad deal and so on. But we know some things are going to change radically. Farm subsidies for instance. The current regime seems to encourage the concentration of land into ever larger land holdings making it harder for small scale farming and new entrants to the industry. With support from Nourish Scotland, the newly formed Scottish Farm Land Trust aims to reverse this trend.
The Scottish Farm Land Trust (SFLT), in collaboration with Nourish Scotland, is undertaking a survey to find out who is looking for farmland in Scotland and what they want for it.
Our aim is to increase access to land for ecological agriculture, and we want to build SFLT as an organisation led by small-scale farmers, growers and new entrants.
This survey is an opportunity to share if you are, or ever have been, looking for farmland in Scotland. We’re interested in your ambitions, any challenges you have faced, and what you think about the aims of SFLT.
We want to hear from everyone who has even thought about looking for farmland so please pass this email on. We will use the survey results to inform the development and strategy of SFLT, as an organisation to support new entrants and sustainable food production in Scotland.
The survey will be open until Monday 24th July, but please fill it out as soon as you can.
Thanks for helping out and let us know if you want to get involved. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Farm Land Trust aims to create secure and affordable opportunities for young farmers and new entrants to farming, to help them establish and sustain small ecological farms. SFLT will achieve this by purchasing land in trust and making long-term leases available.