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North East Members' Event - Thursday 7 November 2019

Time 14:30 - 17:30
Capacity 15 places available
Booking Cut-off Tuesday 5 Nov, 12:00:pm
Contact Fiona Van Aardt
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Our members and those interested in becoming a member are warmly invited to join us at this year’s North East Members’ Event, to be held at Dufftown Golf Club, Tomintoul Road, Dufftown, Banffshire, AB55 4BS, at 2.30pm on Thursday 7 November 2019.

This year’s event will be hosted by Glenrinnes Estate and Distillery and the theme is ‘Future-proofing the Business’.

From Glenrinnes, we will hear from Alister Laing and Alex Christou about the philosophy that has driven the estate’s development, the opening of Glenrinnes Distillery and the recent launch of Eight Lands, and how the estate is looking to the future, including developments in land management and further diversification opportunities.

We are delighted to announce we will be joined by both our SLE Chairman, David Johnstone and SLE’s Executive Director, Sarah-Jane Laing. The Autumn Members’ Event is an opportunity to update you on the extensive work that has been carried out internally and externally within the organisation. This includes our recent paper ‘#Route2050 - A direction of travel for Scottish land management to 2050’, which explores what the priorities should be for land management in Scotland.

This event provides an excellent networking opportunity and the chance to meet with SLE colleagues, your Regional Chairman, David Fyffe, North East Regional Support Officer, Fiona Van Aardt, and SLE Board members.

We are extremely grateful to Strutt & Parker for their generous sponsorship of our members’ event.

Places are limited for this free event so booking is essential.  

There will be a limited number of places available on a tour of the distillery building in advance of the members’ event. This will be advertised in the coming weeks. For everyone’s enjoyment, elements of the distillery tour will be brought to you as part of the main event programme.

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14.00-14.30 Registration/Refreshments

14.30-14.40 Regional Activity and future plans: David Fyffe, North East Chairman

14.40-15.10  Glenrinnes Estate and Distillery

  • Introduction to Glenrinnes Estate and the philosophy that has driven the development of the estate to date (Alister Laing and Alex Christou)
  • Glenrinnes Distillery and Eight Lands (Alex Christou, Co-Founder)
  • The future - developments in land management and opportunities for diversification (Alister Laing, Estate Manager)

15.10-15.40  Bringing the guided tour of the distillery to you

15.50-16.05  Comfort Break

16.05-16.15  SLE Organisational Update; David Johnstone, SLE Chairman

16.15-17.00  SLE Panel discussion: 'Risks and Opportunities for our sector'

  • David Johnstone (SLE Chairman)
  • Sarah-Jane Laing (Executive Director)
  • Mark Tennant (Vice-Chair, Policy)
  • Stephen Young (SLE Head of Policy)
  • David Fyffe (North East Regional Chairman)- Panel Chair

17.00-18.00  Networking drinks and canapes.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 7 November at Dufftown Golf Club.

Kindly Sponsored by:

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