Help for new Farmers & Crofters

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) exists to help new farmers and crofters grow their business through a range of business development support and one-to-one advisory services.

As a new farmer or crofter you are entitled to access a range of subsidised expert business support –worth up to a total of £2,200–to help you increase the profitability and sustainability of your new business. FAS can also arrange for an experienced farm adviser to visit your business, perform a critical assessment and offer you expert advice on a range of farming-related topics, tailored to your specific business needs.

One-to-one support services:

  • Mentoring for new entrants
  • Integrated Land Management Plans (ILMPs)
  • Specialist advice
  • Carbon audits.

For more information, please contact, call 0300 323 0161 or visit the FAS website.