Introduction

This survey is designed to find out more about people who are looking for farm land in Scotland and what they want to do with it. It is for people who are or have been seeking land for food production. It is part of a feasibility study for the Scottish Farm Land Trust – a new organisation which aims to create secure and affordable opportunities for young farmers and new entrants into farming to help them establish and sustain small ecological farms. For more on SFLT visit our website www.scottishfarmlandtrust.org

It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete, and all your answers will be confidential.

Thank you!

* 1. Would you like to farm in Scotland? (Please tick all relevant)

* 2. Is farming using environmentally friendly production methods, e.g organic/agroecological, a priority for you?

* 3. What are your main motivations for farming? (Please tick all that are relevant)

* 4. What are the main barriers to pursuing a career in farming? (Or difficulties you experience, if already farming) Please rate according to their relevance for you.

  A significant barrier A barrier A factor to consider Not of much relevance for me
Access to land
Access to housing on/near farm land
Low profitability of farming
Uncertainty in current political climate
Insecurity of land tenures
Access to business support
Social isolation
Difficult to farm 'part-time'. Farming not compatible with other commitments
Lack of skills/confidence
Other
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