Holidays put money in the farmers pocket

27 July 1998

Holidays put money in the farmer’s pocket

FARM holidays are putting much-needed money back into farmers pockets in the face of bleak conditions and the strong Pound, according to Scottish Farmhouse Holidays.

Warwickshire-based Farm Holiday Bureau also reports a rise in bookings. Its analysis of bookings in 1997 reveal that bookings through the bureaus “Stay on a Farm” initiative generated more than £500,000 income with B&B accounting for almost £340,000, and the rest coming from self-catering. There are 100 farms on the bureaus books and only a third were surveyed.

The Scottish Agricultural College will be running a three-day conference on the subject at Auchincruive on 6 September.

  • The Scotsman 27/07/98 page 16

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