Don't underestimate the power of a walk and talk

Don't underestimate the power of a walk and talk
Wednesday 12 June 2024 - 09:00 to Friday 23 August 2024 - 18:00

Mutliple locations - noted below 

Farmstrong Scotland


Hosted by farmers and crofters across Scotland, a new series of events will take place this summer, run by wellbeing programme Farmstrong Scotland.

Supported by a donation from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, the events will provide an insight into a farming or crofting business through a tour, whilst also highlighting the benefits of taking time away, connecting, learning and socialising. In addition to the tour, inspirational speakers and food will be included.

The 4 confirmed Walk & Talk events are:

Wednesday, 12 June at Scalpsie Farm, Isle of Bute
Wednesday, 17 July at Poldean Farm, Moffat
Tuesday, 23 July at Wester Braikie Farm, Arbroath
Friday, 23 August at Cluny Farm, Forres

The series of events are part of a wide range of activity and resources produced by Farmstrong Scotland, to help individuals live well, to farm and croft well. Alix Ritchie, Farmstrong Scotland Programme Director said:

“I really encourage the farming and crofting community to come along, connect with others, and learn all about the host farm or croft business. Farmstrong is very much about peer-to-peer support and sharing stories from those working within our sector. There is no better way to learn from each other than in person and there will be an opportunity to chat to other farmers and crofters as we walk and share a meal together.”

Jim McLaren MBE, Chairman of rural insurer NFU Mutual, commented: “We are very proud to be supporting Farmstrong Scotland’s Walk & Talk events through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. As a farmer, I know first-hand the importance of connecting with my peers, and this is a fantastic initiative to bring Scottish farmers and crofters together.”

The events are free to attend and open to anyone farming or crofting in Scotland and their family, but booking is essential to help with catering numbers.