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Author Topic: Hello all, Cornwall farm hand who's moved to Scotland to start a small holding.  (Read 573 times)


  • Joined Nov 2018
  • Cothal - Aberdeen

I'm Max, I've worked on farms for many years and have a decent amount of knowledge for agriculture  (well in my opinion anyway  :P)

I've recently moved to Scotland with a friend to start a small holding and looking for some local contacts. Are land is based near Aberdeen.

Hope to make some good friends here. :thumbsup:
Cornish farm hand, giving small holding a go in Scotland.
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  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Welcome to the forum Max. I'm in the next county across from you, Morayshire.
Not got asmuch experience as you it seems but everyone is friendly here and willing to help you with information.

Hope all goes well for you and your friend and look forward to seeing how you get on.  :wave:
I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies. This is me!


  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England !
A :wave: from the other end - welcome to the forum AgriMax and good luck. 
I do trust though that the kilt you're wearing is Cornish tartan!   :D   
« Last Edit: November 15, 2018, 04:27:23 pm by arobwk »


  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Welcome Max
What are you planning on keeping?
Hope you are prepared for a Scottish winter  :)


  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Hope you are prepared for a Scottish winter  :)

The summers can be decidedly dodgy too  :roflanim:
I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies. This is me!


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Hello from us in Carnoustie, about an hour south of you, and welcome to God's country.


  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Hi Max and welcome :wave:


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Hope you are prepared for a Scottish winter  :)

The summers can be decidedly dodgy too  :roflanim:

Wishing you all the very best.  I moved up to the very north of England (north of Hadrian’s Wall) from Exmoor, stuck it for ten years, and two years ago moved back to North Cornwall.  In all those ten years, I never stopped missing summer. :/   But I think your weather on the east coast will be significantly better than I had in Cumbria - and although I’m loving having summers again now, I do miss the long loooooong summer evenings <3
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Hi Max. We are based near Huntly. Which part of Aberdeenshire are you?
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.


  • Joined Nov 2018
Hi Max,

where in Cornwall? Im moving from Launceston to your neck of the woods end of this year - funds and god willing??

I will definately be tapping into your knowledge base if thats ok.

Look forward to hearing about your misadventure ...

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Welcome along , I'm East Aberdeenshire

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
 :wave: Max and friend from much further south in beautiful Shropshire.


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