The Scottish Agritourism Conference takes place in Perth next week, with 300 delegates expected to attend.

This is the fourth conference for the sector, with destination marketing organisations, local authorities, and trade bodies participating.

The keynote speaker is Deputy First Minister Shona Robison who will announce the names of four new agritourism monitor farms for Scotland before participating in a panel discussion with members of Scotland’s agritourism strategy implementation board.

The Scottish Government’s head of planning, Dr Fiona Simpson will talk about the planning system in Scotland and share information on the new National Planning Framework 4 in relation to agritourism growth.

Tim Parsons from Tasmania and Ulisse Brandli from Tuscany will bring an international dimension to the event.

The programme sessions include agritourism’s contribution to achieving net zero, health and safety, and agritourism for tenants and crofters.

Also attending the two-day event, are 27 young people from across Scotland who received scholarships to attend four days of personal and agritourism development support, funded by the Scottish Rural Network (SRN).

The under-35s group will share their views on the future of agritourism and opportunities for the sector.

Tickets to the event, which takes place at Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday are available until Monday 20th.