Drive through our countryside and you’ll most likely be driving through farm land: on Scot Gov stats, agriculture accounts for over 70% of all Scotland’s land area … from grassland and grazing for the rearing of livestock to land used for crops, woodland and aquaculture.
At the forefront of our farming industry is a group of young farmers – the National Farmer’s Union of Scotland’s (NFUS) Next Generation. They’re helping to shape the future of Scotland’s farming and crofting. In some businesses, the ‘future’ entails forecasting the next year or two. In farming, the NextGen group are tasked with looking more than a decade down the line.
Here, two of the group tell us a little about themselves and their passion for farming and crofting in Scotland … even more apt as we are in Scotland’s Year of Young People.