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The Scottish Farm Land Trust and Gail Ross MSP are excited to invite you to 'WANTED: Land for new farmers' an event at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 27th September, 6-8pm. We'll be exploring the potential of a land trust to support new entrants into farming and facilitate socially and environmentally productive agriculture.

Research undertaken this year by Nourish Scotland, as part of a feasibility study for the Scottish Farm Land Trust, found that hundreds of people are actively looking for farmland in Scotland, and are motivated by looking after the environment and developing rural livelihoods. However, access to land is a critical barrier. The Scottish Farm Land Trust aims to acquire farmland and lease it out with secure, affordable tenancies to new entrants to establish agroecological farms.

According to Scotland's Land Reform Act, we are working for 'a Scotland where the ownership, management and use of land and buildings contributes to the collective benefit of everybody’. A land trust could help facilitate a transformation of how we use our land, and support farming in Scotland that provides nutritious food for local people, sustains rural communities, contributes to healthy ecosystem and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

On 27th September, we’ll be joined by speakers:

Véronique Rioufol, Terre de Liens

Jo Hunt, Knockfarrel Produce

Sharing wisdom and inspiration from a successful land trust, and outlining how a different farming model can address critical social and environmental challenges. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of our forthcoming report 'Wanted: Land for New Farmers' which is the outcome of a feasibility study for the Scottish Farm Land Trust undertaken by Nourish Scotland, and find out ways to get involved with making this vision a reality.

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