Farmers and crofters in the north and west are invited to register for free training through The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme.
The programme was launched five years ago by Prince Charles’ rural charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
It will operate in 15 locations across the UK this year including Caithness and Campbeltown in Argyllshire.
Since its launch, the programme has helped almost 1,000 farming families by giving them free business skills and environmental management training worth an estimated £2,000 per farm.
The training, which is delivered by experts including Savills and The Andersons Centre, aims to help farming families make changes to improve their business and ensure their viability.
“British agriculture is undergoing its most significant change in a generation, so it is vital that farming families future-proof their business, now,” said The Prince’s Countryside Fund executive director Keith Halstead.
“The free business skills and environmental management training provided by The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme is proven to increase confidence and help farm businesses ready themselves for change.”
He said up to 20 farming families in each location would be accepted on to the programme, and training will be delivered once Covid-19 restrictions allow it.
More details are here and the deadline to apply is October 31.