Exciting opportunity secured for new entrants to Scottish tenant farming sector
Local couple, Stuart and Chloe Graham have been chosen to take over the 366-acre Uppercleuch Farm, on the Applegirth Estate in Dumfries & Galloway.
We invest in farming businesses, working with our tenants to improve productivity while enhancing biodiversity. Our success relies on partnership working and a strong landlord tenant relationship.
In farming, the business:
Crown Estate Scotland manages 5,000 hectares (around 12,000 acres) of commercial forestry, mostly in Glenlivet. With typical forest tree plantings taking 50 to 70 years to mature, we take a long-term view and work with communities and partners such Forestry Commission Scotland to promote multi-purpose forest management.
We are aware of the changes and difficulties facing farmers in today’s economic climate and changing policy environment. We wish to support farm tenants with future business planning where we can, to help businesses build resilience and sustainability into their farming activities.
'Integrated Land Management Plans' (ILMPs) are potentially of significant importance to farm businesses. The ILMP can identify opportunities and cost savings for your business, based on an independent and confidential assessment of your enterprise by an experienced farm business adviser.
The ILMP is a significant piece of work, providing both a professional review of your business and tailored advice. It receives around 80% funding by the Scottish Government, and normally a farmer contribution of £500 - £900 is still required. However, Crown Estate Scotland has provided a fund of £30,000 and is offering to pay the farmer contribution of up to £500 per farm, on a first-come-first-served basis.
To find out more about the ILMP or to register your interest please contact Chloe McCulloch at SAC Consulting, 01292 525316, email: email@example.com