“All is going well. We are happy with the work from Scene & Herd, people are talking about our products and services, this PR lift is exactly what we wanted to achieve.”
Davidsons Animal Feeds
“Scene & Herd really helped us with our Helping it Happen Awards campaign. They listened to what we wanted and made suggestions to ensure we got the best results. Their understanding of the rural sector really shone through and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”
Laura Butcher, Communications Director at Scottish Land and Estates
“We were extremely pleased with the work you did for us on the Marketing Campaign Plan and would be delighted to work with you again.”
Jackie Farquhar, Economic Development Officer, Cairngorms National Park Authority
We love our jobs and we love our clients even more!
Without exception, the businesses, organisations, charities and individuals we work with are highly skilled, highly ambitious and a pleasure to work for.
We work with SLE to promote their Helping It Happen Awards which highlight how rural businesses across Scotland support success in rural areas
Scene & Herd has full responsibility for all event PR and promotion for THE Farm Business Event which takes place each November, ensuring high attendance and maximum press coverage from all sectors of agriculture in Scotland and beyond.
The UK’s only co-operative organic organisation, SOPA certifies organic businesses throughout the UK, in addition to lobbying on policy issues affecting their membership as well as devoting time to market development, research and training.
RSABI is a unique Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty amongst retired people who have depended for their livelihoods on the land. We provide a range of PR services, some free of charge as part of our CSR activities. Visit www.rsabi.org.uk
Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.
This year’s celebration takes place from Sat 2nd Sep to Sun 17th Sept 2017
THE national gardening and outdoor living event. Taking place in Edinburgh for three days at the start of June each year, and attracting well over 30,000 visitors, Gardening Scotland is the place to be for anyone with an interest in making the most of their outdoor space. www.gardeningscotland.com
The Milk Suppliers Association (MSA) is a Co-operative made up of 131 dairy farmers based throughout South West Scotland who supply approximately 210 million litres of milk per annum to a creamery in Stranraer owned by Lactalis.
Promotional group comprising all six producers of Scottish Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil. Scene & Herd delivers all their PR, Marketing and Social Media activity as they work together to increase consumption of Scottish rapeseed oil across the country and beyond.
A farmer owned, livestock marketing co-operative dedicated to maximising returns to livestock producers. With well over 1000 participating farmers, Farm Stock is the largest single co-operative of its type operating within the Scottish livestock industry.
BMR is a Co-op owned by its members and runs for their advantage – to improve member profitability by providing services which reduce costs, improve efficiency, utilise assets and manage risk.
A leading supplier to the Scottish livestock industry, with a solid reputation for the supply of quality products and service. Proud holders of a Royal Warrant from HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Scotland’s only commercially produced Birch water (the Spring sap of the Birch tree, used for millennia in Scotland for its health benefits), and other Birch derived products from native Birch woods in Highland Perthshire.
Scotland’s machinery rings one of the success stories of Scottish agriculture and rural business. The Scottish Machinery Ring Association has member Rings throughout Scotland, serving more than 7000 farmers and other rural businesses.
A taste of our past clients and project work:
House of Bluebell
A new brand of beautifully designed and tailored ladies pure wool clothing and accessories, all woven and made in Scotland.
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel
Based in St Boswells in the beautiful Scottish Borders, the award-winning Buccleuch Arms pride themselves on using the very best local produce.
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Scene & Herd was commissioned to write the Marketing Campaign Plan for the food and drink sector in the Cairngorms National Park, the largest National Park in the UK, which is as resident population over 17,000 and welcomes many thousands of visitors each year.
Now sold as part of a merger, Scaled Energy was a specialist installer of small wind turbines.
100% natural energy drink SUPER!NATURAL launched in its home town of Inverness in 2012 and still expanding fast across the UK. Perfect for busy people!
Well known Fife butchery who sell via Farmers’ Markets, online and also from their newly opened butchery at Dobbies Dunfermline. Puddledub bacon is known Scotland wide, with Nick Nairn and Sarah Brown both big fans, and all meat is sourced as locally as possible, if not grown on the home farm.
Skyeskyns, manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is a family business established on the Isle of Skye in 1983. www.skyeskyns.co.uk
Self Guard – a security firm offering state of the art security systems and advice to farmers and rural businesses to help fight rising rural crime rates.
SAAVA (Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association)
Membership association serving agricultural arbiters, valuers, auctioneers, surveyors, solicitors, accountants and other professionals.
Manufacturers of livestock tagging solutions, Roxan and their TagFaster system has a tag readability of 98%, making it the leader in its field. Overall sales increased by 50% in the first 12 months of Scene & Herd being involved.
Future Farming Award
This award, run and funded by the Elizabeth Murray Trust, is an annual Award which recognises and promotes practical ideas for improving the sustainability of farming in Scotland.
Scene & Herd has worked with Claydon Drills, manufacturers of the most sustainable direct drilling/strip tillage technique in Northern Europe to help them to grow awareness within the Scottish marketplace.
Part of Acoura, SFQC provides independent client-focused assessment, certification and associated services to food and farming businesses throughout the UK. As a result of the assessments and checks SFQC make throughout the food chain they help consumers know more about the food they purchase and consume.
Davidson & Robertson Rural
A responsive and forward-thinking firm of Chartered Surveyors with offices in Currie, Lanark, Bathgate, Castle Douglas, Forfar, Berwick, Aberdeenshire and Cumbria.
The home of friendly, rural, assessed Bed & Breakfast, Self-Catering, Camping and Caravan sites.
Five Star Visitor Attraction in the Heart of Scotland. Red Deer Centre, Land Rover Mountain Safaris, Mountain Biking, lovely Café & Gift Shop.
This exciting and delicious product is available throughout the UK. A fruity, fat-free iced dessert bursting with vitamins & antioxidants, Ice Delight is made using fruit produced in East Lothian on the family fruit farm.
Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the land-based and environmental industries.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday
Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) run Open Farm Sunday which takes place in June each year throughout the UK. The event aims to bring the public closer to food and farming by allowing them the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food. To learn more, visit www.farmsunday.org. Scene & Herd helped to promote events in Scotland for a number of years.
Thistly Cross Cider
Using good quality, fresh ingredients, Thistly Cross has established itself in a few short years as one of the leading innovative drinks companies in Scotland and represents the new wave of small batch, craft producers. Their range of superb flavours is available in a range of outlets.
Zero Waste Scotland
Working alongside fellow PR agency Golley Slater, we provided the agricultural and rural specialisation on a project to promote the use of renewable energy on farms.
Robertson Lindsay Interiors
Robertson Lindsay Interiors’ prides itself on having a professional, approachable and accessible ethos. As well as working with large budgets on whole house design projects they also love the work that goes with smaller intimate design. Based in Edinburgh Robertson Lindsay offers services across Scotland and the UK.
Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS)
The group which represents every livestock auction in Scotland.
Royal Highland Show President’s Initiative
Scene & Herd worked with the 2010 Royal Highland Show President, the late Sir Garth Morrison, to project manage and promote an exciting initiative at the Royal Highland Show in June, entitled “Discover Careers…from farm to fork”. The initiative was aimed at highlighting all the career opportunities available to young people within the farming and food and drink industries.
Craigie’s Farm Deli and Cafe
We provide PR support to John Sinclair, who runs Craigie’s at South Queensferry, helping him to raise awareness of the shop and cafe and boost visitor numbers to the farm and the special events.
Farming Scotland Conference
An annual conference that promotes discussion and debate on issues
which affect the farming industry, here in Scotland and throughout the world.
Davidsons Animal Feeds
Davidsons Animal Feeds are the premier animal feed mill in Scotland. Scene & Herd continues to develop their strong reputation within the agricultural sector.
The proof, as they say, is in the pudding – and we do love a good foodie quote!
So, don’t just take our word for it, read about some of our recent successes here:
““I have worked with Scene & Herd since 2009 and they have provided an efficient and incisive PR and marketing service, getting our messages out to those who matter.
“They truly understand the rural sector and those who live and work in it. I would certainly recommend them to any business looking to enhance its reputation and build awareness.””Andrew Douglas MillerEntrepreneur and former owner of Jenner’s Department Store, Edinburgh
““Scene & Herd's involvement with the Rural Projects portfolio of events (AgriScot, Gardening Scotland and the Edinburgh Coffee Festival) has quickly expanded as their skills were easily recognisable.
Scene & Herd now provide an extensive and a very valuable service to the business. The team has a wide range of skills and all members are energetic, enthusiastic, extremely professional and well organised. I would have no hesitation in recommending Scene & Herd to anyone.””Martin DareManaging Director, Rural Projects