One of the most unprecedented changes in the era of globalisation has been the transformation of rural areas. Technological advances and intensified competition in agricultural markets, ageing rural populations and the expansion of urban areas have all brought about significant change in a relatively short amount time. In order to ensure long term, sustainable growth for the rural sector and economy, rural spaces have had to evolve quickly.

The key to this evolution has been innovation. With the changing face of the rural sector and the uncertainty of the Scottish market, innovation is essential for the sector's survival. But what does innovation look like for those living, working and running businesses in these rural areas?

Shepherd and Wedderburn, Savills and Johnston Carmichael are hosting a series of seminars featuring a panel of expert speakers to discuss innovation in the Scottish rural sector.

This seminar series will take place over three dates in different locations (details are above). To request more details and register your interest, please email


Main Road

AB43 8RL

Lochter Activity Centre


West Balmakewan Coach House
North Water Bridge