Welcome to RISS, the Rural Innovation Support Service for Scotland

Getting the Right People Together

If you are a farmer, forester or crofter in Scotland today you are most likely facing a number of challenges. You are also best placed to have ideas about how you might meet them.

The Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) provides you with a facilitator whose job it is to get your business idea off the ground. 

They will form a working group around you, bringing in members from any useful sector depending on what kind of knowledge or experience you need, be it from the tech, supply chain, business or research sectors. 

They help your group trial and develop options until you have a viable project plan. You can use that plan to apply for funding if you need it or just to get started.

Partner Innovative Farmers are providing the platform for connecting groups. So on this site you'll find RISS projects alongside field labs and other farmer-led projects from across the UK, and the whole farming sector.



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If I had a herd of the best cows, all my worries would be over. Farmer Rory Christie of the dairy cattle breeding group
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