Farming Scotland Conference – A changing climate

Category: Agriculture - Posted On: Dec 3 2018

The sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place at Carnoustie Hotel, Angus, on Thursday 14 February 2019, with a stellar line up of speakers set to address delegates.

A popular speaker returns in Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Advisor of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and Advisor to the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters & Valuers Association (SAAVA). Jeremy’s knowledge of agri-policy issues is second to none and we look forward to hearing his insight as we look ahead to a new political environment and subsidy regime post Brexit.

Dr Mike Rivington, from James Hutton Institute, is an expert in land modelling and he will present his assessment of the effects of climatic change on Scottish agriculture. Changes to growing seasons, cropping patterns and the environment are happening and Mike will explain the medium and long terms impacts.

BBC’s Countryfile 2018 Farming Heroes Kirsty and Aimee Budge have an amazing story to tell, and will explain the challenges they have faced and successes they have shared since taking on their family farm in Shetland following the tragic death of their father.

The conference’s final speaker will be city financier turned ethical grocer Ben Pugh, founder and CEO of Farmdrop. Ben established Farmdrop in 2014 and aims to put power back in the hands of local producers by reinventing the supply chain and making local food more accessible to consumers.

EQ Accountants are delighted to organise and co-sponsor the conference, and Partner, Graeme Davidson, who chairs the conference said, “We are delighted with the range and quality of speakers that will ensure delegates to the conference are informed and inspired by people who we can all admire and learn from”.

For more information, you can download the flyer for the sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference here. 

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Mary Campbell on 01307 474274 or, by visiting or by downloading the booking form here.