Women in Agriculture Scotland is an important grassroots movement for positive change to empower and increase the confidence of their membership to achieve their aspirations and create a more progressive, successful and inclusive industry
Women in Ag Scotland achieve this by supporting members to build and foster networks within the agricultural industry; by influencing and furthering the progression of women in agriculture to achieve equality of opportunity in the industry on behalf of the membership; by inspiring their members to reach their full potential; and, to develop members personally and professionally through events and training.
Meet The Committee
Every committee member serves a three-year term and
committee members are voted on by the WiAS membership.
A Cumbrian Girl born and bred, Heather was brought up on family sheep and beef hill farm in the lake district and has been living and working in Scotland for over 19 years.
Heather has over 26 years’ experience of working with both farmers and industry in Scotland and the UK. Her international network has been developed from working around the world, developing her career and Nuffield Farming Scholarship travels in 2012 where she studied “Communication – influencing and motivating change”
Lucy is from a family beef farm in Fife. She is an Events Manager for the James Hutton Institute and the National Chair of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC).
Eilidh lives on a farm near Pitlochry with her husband Craig, who is farming in partnership with his father and Aunt. They have 170 cows and 700 ewes across three farms (one owned, two tenanted). Craig and Eilidh have two farm obsessed sons (age 3 & 5yrs) and she has her own photography business specialising in photographing rural weddings, families and businesses across Scotland. She is a graduate of the Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme and has been a member of the WiAS committee since November 2020.
Claire is Head of Crops for Agri-EPI. After graduating from Newcastle
University in 2005 with a degree in Agriculture, Claire worked on farms in New Zealand before joining Greenvale AP in 2006. It was here that she was introduced to the opportunities within the potato industry. Taking on various roles in procurement, trading, agronomy and factory production, she learnt about the challenges of the cycles in potato production.
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WiAS has drawn together a collective of organisations: The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), Royal Bank of Scotland, Savills, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS), Scottish Association of Young Farmers (SAYFC) to support women across rural Scotland to:
- Share experiences of land based industries and rural Scotland
- Seek advice, support and skills based learning
- Access networking and peer group support
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