Skills briefing looks at key issues for our sector

We brought together a wide range of key figures from our sector in December to look at relevant industry skills updates and encourage engagement with industry partners.

Topics discussed over the day included: a skills update from Lantra; crofting training across the Highlands and Islands; encouraging new entrants into agriculture; the Our Bright Future Project; rural skills delivery in Alford Academy; land-based sector engagement and connecting with schools.

Speakers were: Liz Barron-Majerik, Henry Graham and Jo-Anne Bryan from Lantra; Lucy Beattie and Tina Hartley of the Scottish Crofting Federation; John Sinclair of Craigie Farm; Sarah MacDonald of Fife Rural Skills Partnership; Moira Milne of Alford Academy and Lauren Brown from DYW West Lothian.