Raising awareness of the benefits agritourism can bring to Scotland’s urban and town populations.
Graeme recently met with constituents involved in Agritourism to discuss the prominence of the sector in Angus.
Farm tourism and direct farm retail of food benefits not only the economy, but society as a whole. Agritourism is a well-used phrase internationally, but some might be more familiar with other terms such as farm stays, farm tours and farm shops. The definition of agritourism varies from country to country. The Scottish definition of agritourism is: “Tourism or leisure on a working farm, croft or estate which produces food.” Many farms and crofts also undertake direct farm retail of food and drink to local communities and visitors.
Scottish Agritourism is the official body for the agritourism sector in Scotland and was established in June 2020. They bring together a strong and dynamic network of entrepreneurial farmers and rural businesses and offer a trusted peer-to-peer bank of knowledge and support.
Graeme attended an event at Peel Farm, situated at the foot of Glenisla, to mark Scotland’s first National Agritourism Month and raise awareness of the opportunities agritourism presents. The event allowed Graeme to meet the entrepreneurial farmers and crofters driving the sector forward.