This research is part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme (2016-2020)

The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, is currently undertaking a study of ‘farmer adaptation and global engagement’ in Angus and Skye/Lochalsh. This study is part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research programme (2016-2021), within the ‘rural industries’ theme. They would be interested in meeting with you to discuss your farm business, its structure and any diversification activities, the triggers and impacts of recent changes, current vulnerabilities, adaptation strategies and routes to innovation. They would also be interested in how you and your business interact with global production and diversification activities, as well as your thoughts, concerns and strategies in light of Brexit. JHI would be very grateful of your input to this timely and policy-relevant research project, and are confident that you will be a very valuable contributor.

All the information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will be reported completely anonymously. A summary of the interview findings will be reported directly to the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) later in 2017. JHI would be happy to send you this summary for your interest. The interview findings will also help to inform the next ‘CAP Intentions’ survey, due to be distributed in January 2018.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact:

Dr Carla Barlagne or Dr Annie McKee

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Tel:+44 (0)1224 395 288 (direct)

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