Opening the gate for more women leaders in Scottish agriculture

Welcome to what life still looks and feels like for hundreds of women, in Scottish agriculture.

Those real responses come from a study I co-developed with my Hutton colleague Dr Annie McKee, The Changing Role of Women in Farming, Crofting, and the Agricultural Industry: 2016-2021, which was then followed up by actions taken by the Scottish Government’s Women in Agriculture Task Force.

They starkly show how some of worst kinds of gender bias, tokenism and blatant sexism were still alive and thriving in farmyards right across the land. 

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