From established farms, crofts and estates in agritourism to those starting out, professionals offering specialist advice to trade suppliers, Scottish Agritourism represents everyone growing agritourism in Scotland.
Be part of a strong community of like-minded and friendly entrepreneurial people. Working together to develop and promote each other’s businesses. We are open, supportive, friendly and agree to share knowledge so we can receive knowledge.
Currently 200 individuals are part of this pro-active network from Shetland to the Borders, from Arran to Angus and everywhere in between.
We have an established direct route to government, enhanced during the Covid crisis with regular meetings with MSPs, MPs and civil servants to convey key challenges and opportunities in our businesses.
As a result of on-going campaigning, the agritourism sector in Scotland was highlighted in the SNP and Green manifestos in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election and became part of the 100 day programme for government.
Members of Scottish Agritourism have recently worked with the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Islands and government officials to produce Scotland's Agritourism Strategy.
We are working with partner agencies and industry bodies to deliver the actions in the growth strategy.
Visit Scotland work closely with Scottish Agritourism to both support and track sector growth across key areas including consumer campaigns and travel trade.
We are the conduit bringing together people in our sector from across Scotland to facilitate peer to peer knowledge sharing on a day to day basis.
Our members only business hub provides a 24/7 forum to ask questions, receive advice, seek supplier recommendations, access a sector specific knowledge hub and connect with fellow businsess owners.
All members you can get involved in consumer facing campaigns using the Go Rural brand to promote buying food direct from a farmer, visiting a farm for a day out or choosing a farm for a holiday or short break.
Scottish Agritourism is the sales arm for Scottish agriculture, driving thousands of visitors on to Scottish farms each year and playing a significant role in the development of the rural economy.
Marketing opportunities exist for all members.
Suppliers to the sector can promote their business with a trade listing and will have the opportunity to promote their services at all business events.
Members with a consumer facing offering will benefit from a listing on Scotland's dedicated agritourism website, www.goruralscotland.com and will be able to take part in digital consumer campaigns.
Our members commit to maintaining a culture of peer support, trust and working together to assist each other in our ambitions to run successful and sustainable businesses.
Our unique sector ethos serves to protect the longevity of Scottish Agritourism as a force for good in the rural economy. To maintain this ethos, all membership applications are reviewed and approved by our board.
The Scottish Agritourism Membership Charter sets out our membership rules.