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 2016 Festival will take place on Saturday 24th September at Lanark Agricultural Centre.
Smallholding Scotland is a one-day conference on 19th February 2016 aimed at smallholders and aspiring smallholders.

Featuring six sessions delivered by experts in their field, it's a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn something new and enjoy a bit of smallholder chat and socialising before the days get longer and outdoor tasks start to take priority.

Festival highlights

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

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  • For all smallholders

    15 seminars, live demonstrations, goat, pig, sheep, alpaca and poultry & waterfowl shows, working equines, garden craft and kitchen show and exhibition, trade exhibition, breed societies, vintage machinery, and a great buzz.

    The Festival is Scotland's only event aimed at smallholders, read more about what's on in the full programme of events and come and grow with us.

  • Our equine heritage

    2015 sees the Festival’s first foray into our equine heritage and we’re delighted to welcome along representatives of some our wonderful native breed horses and ponies.

    Read more about our equine heritage, and the fabulous equines coming to the Festival.

  • Get hands-on

    Try your hand at basket weaving, learn how to prune fruit trees, and love your clothes, with our practical and hands-on demonstrations.

    Read more in our programme of events


A selection of photographs from our previous events

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

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  • 2015 Programme of Events

    Shetland Ponies

    The full programme of events for the 2015 Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival has been finalised, with a wide range of topics of interest to smallholders and aspiring smallholders of all abilities and levels of experience.

  • Zero Waste Scotland at the Festival


    The Festival is thrilled to be partnering with Zero Waste Scotland and the Nordic Fashion Association for the 2015 Festival, with a focus on textiles, re-invigorating the rearing of rare and traditional breeds of sheep, specifically for fibre production, and re-use of clothes and textiles through the Love Your Clothes project.

  • 2015 Festival show entries now open


    With shows for cattle, goats, pigs, poultry and waterfowl, and garden, craft and food there really is an opportunity for anyone to exhibit at the 2015 Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival to be held at Lanark Agricultural Centre on Saturday 26th September.