This month sees the launch of three exciting new membership categories. Our organisation enjoys the support of those from all walks of life and industry sectors but up until now unless you were a landowner or rural business our membership categories did not always provide the best fit.
We have now finalised three new categories of membership specifically designed to address this. Firstly we are delighted to launch our “Supporters category”. Specifically created to embrace the vast support we receive from individuals who support the work we do on behalf of our members’ businesses and rural land interest, and the work we do to support our members in their delivery of a vast range of public benefits. The Supporter category allows people to demonstrate their support for what rural landowners and land based business are doing to Help it Happen across Scotland.
This membership provides access to our regular newsletters and magazine so members can keep up to date with the work we do, and is relevant for all those who work, live or play in our rural areas. This category comes with the added value of free entry to one of several country events held throughout Scotland.
The next new category is the “Equestrian Membership” , and as it clearly states this is aimed on the equestrian community. Whether they own one paddock and a hobby stable or several acres and a livery yard this category is designed to highlight the fact that those with equestrian interests often face the same challenges of those involved in farming, forestry or other land based interets and require the same support and advice. Added benefits of this membership include access to members only section of the website as well as direct advice with the support team at Stuart House. Entry to one of several Scottish rural shows is also included.
Last but by no means least is the “Student Membership” focused solely on students studying a land-based education course at a recognised facility, many of whom will go on to become actively involved in Scottish land management . This membership enjoys access to the website where students can gain access to a variety of important case studies and a wealth of knowledge produced by our policy team, members and partners. They will also receive a copy of our land business magazine and enews letters keeping them updated with current news.
All the new categories include a £10 donation to our new charity partner, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. An amazing service which even in its infancy has proven itself to be an individual life saving resource for rural Scotland.
Alternatively, if you plan to attend the Royal Highland Show this weekend then pop by our stand on 4th Avenue and we'll be happy to discuss the new membership options in more detail.