Report Synopsis

What role should Young Farmer groups play in shaping the future of British Agriculture?

Currently researching for Scholarship

I grew up on our family farm in Fife, before studying at SAC in Edinburgh then Aberdeen.  The majority of my working life has been spent at the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC), initially as Development Manager coordinating the proficiency testing service of the Association along with SAYFC projects.  In 2009 I took over as Chief Executive of the Association.   In early 2018 I was very fortunate to take part in the Worshipful Company of Farmers “Challenge of Rural Leadership” Programme. The programme gave me the focus and motivation to apply to become a Nuffield Scholar.  

Out with work, my time is spent with my family, we have two young daughters so time is spent at dance classes, getting muddy in the garden and other adventures.

I would like to thank Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust, and the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and the Agricultural for their support.