The Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival is Scotland’s largest smallholder event, celebrating the best of Scottish smallholding, growing and craft. Organised by smallholders and growers, it is aimed at all those with an interest in the productive use of small land holdings. The 2014 Festival will take place on Saturday 27th September at Lanark Agricultural Centre.

Festival highlights

Read about featured activities, special offers and other highlights from the Festival.

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  • Open for entries

    Entries are now open for all livestock, poultry & waterfowl, and garden, craft & kitchen classes. Download your schedules and entry forms now!

  • Trade opportunities

    Showcase and promote your business to smallholders, crofters, crafters and growers at the Festival. Read more about trade stands, sponsorship opportunities and catalogue advertising.

  • RBST Championship

    We've teamed up with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust for the inaugural RBST Scottish Youngstock Championship, open to breeds currently or previously on the RBST Watchlist.


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The latest news and offers from the Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival

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  • Festival looking forward to competitive RBST Scottish Rare Breed Championships

    This year’s Festival will feature the RBST Scottish Rare Breed Championships, which is a joint effort by the Festival and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust to provide a high level of competition within Scotland for rare and native breed keepers. The RBST Scottish National “Young stock” championships had already been confirmed, but feedback from RBST […]

  • The third Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival showcases seminars to help livestock keepers

    The 2014 Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival returns to Lanark Agricultural Centre this September and will be providing several seminars with a focus on helping small scale livestock keepers. The Festival programme will contain talks on cattle, poultry, sheep, goats, pigs and Bees! Northern Field Officer for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Ruth Dalton, will […]

  • A warm welcome awaits visitors to the third Festival!!

    The 2014 Festival returns to Lanark Agricultural Centre this September and the organizing team have issued an invitation to all those interested in a sustainable way of life to come along and meet the livestock, view the competition, get answers to their questions and talk to like-minded people. If you are a smallholder, grower, crofter, […]