Farm Advisory Service

We have been delivering the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) since 2016, providing information and resources aimed at increasing the profitability and sustainability of farms and crofts. Funded by Scottish Government, we design, develop, and deliver the programme throughout Scotland.

We bring together the knowledge and experience of expert consultants, researchers and  farmers to produce a wealth of resources, including videos, podcasts, events and the FAS website.

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Farming and Water Scotland

The Farming and Water Scotland (FWS) programme helps farmers and land managers to keep on the right side of the diffuse pollution regulations, reduce diffuse pollution risks and add value to farm businesses.

Delivered by our environment team, and involving many experts across the SAC Consulting network, FWS offers the latest guidance and practical advice to support the agricultural sector.

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THRIVE is a free collaborative initiative from SAC Consulting, SRUC and Queen Margaret University supporting the next generation of food and drink and rural enterprise entrepreneurs. Following three successful years in 2021, 2022, and 2023, discussions are underway to deliver THRIVE 2024.

THRIVE helps students, recent graduates, and micro businesses gain essential business skills and knowledge to further develop their business idea – whether product or service – including concept development, planning, pricing, marketing, pitching, and access to general business support information. 

Help your business thrive

Scottish Farm Business Survey

The Scottish Farm Business Survey (SFBS) is an annual economic and environmental survey of over 400 farming businesses in Scotland. It delivers an in-depth focus on the state of Scottish farming and creates data to support Scottish Government decision making.

In taking part, farmers across the country gain invaluable insights into their business whilst also supporting Scottish agriculture.

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A leading agricultural resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions calculator developed by SAC Consulting and SRUC.

Agrecalc is the market-leading farm carbon calculator – a software solution that makes farm greenhouse gas emissions visible, helping actors across the food supply chain take confident and cost-effective steps towards a net-zero future. By benchmarking and monitoring farm GHG emissions, we are supporting agriculture’s transition to a low-carbon future.

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Food and Drink TechHUB Business Support Service

The TechHUB Business Support Service helps food and drink producers, manufacturers and wider supply chain businesses in the Highland Council to grow by providing business support, technical advice, events and workshops.

This 3 year project funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) supports businesses through a number of support packages including Bespoke 121 Support, Common Interest Groups (CIG), Learning Journeys, Innovation Clinics, Networking Events, Workshop and Technical Webinars.


How TechHUB supports you

Explore our funded project outputs

See how we've delivered KTIF and UIF funded projects across a wide range of technical specialisms and sectors.

Whether you are a public body, a local community with a shared aim, a landowner, a multinational organisation or an SME, we've got experience in your sector and specialist skills to help you meet your goals.

Our funded projects

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Our work

From industry publications to customer case studies and outputs from some of our special projects and research, dive into the detail and see our work fro yourself.

Our expertise in action

Working with you

Whether you are a crofter, a farmer, a rural estate or landmanager, or a business looking for consultancy support, we have trusted experts to help you move your business forward.

The support you need

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