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In July 2017, a short film clip was produced providing an overview and background of the FONE Group and a new entrant relating his experience of a Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) starter farm opportunity: Video: https://twitter.com/GreenerScotland/status/887600071738523648
In January 2019, thanks to Scottish Water’s involvement in the Scottish Government-run FONE scheme, the first new tenant farmer has taken up tenancy on land owned by the country’s publicly-owned water utility: News Release: https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/about-us/media-centre/latest-news/scottish-water-supports-new-tenant-farmers-in-government-scheme Video: https://twitter.com/scottish_water/status/1087613511235186689
Farm Advisory Service (FAS)
The November 2016 'New Farming Starter Opportunities on Publicly Owned Land' report, identified that most starter opportunities will be offered through short and longer term leases but also identified examples of successful share and contract farming arrangements. The FAS website holds a library of case studies that provide an ideal source of information: https://www.fas.scot/new-entrants/case-studies/ including the latest two case studies in 2018 on Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) 5-year tenancies:
In addition, to help promote the sector as a positive and rewarding carer choice, Lantra Scotland has produced short careers videos for agriculture, aquaculture and game & wildlife management. They can be accessed at: https://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland/careers
Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC)
With the help of Scottish Government funding, SAYFC have created a series of inspirational videos highlighting the various careers within the agricultural industry. These short video clips provide insight into what the specific job entails, their personal journey into the role and the many benefits that are gained from being in their chosen career. Links to SAYFC's career videos and YouTube channel:
Page updated: Friday, May 31, 2019