The Food from farming team bring together their breadth of experience and expertise to support food and farming businesses whilst sticking to our ethos of collaboration, sustainability, locality and enhancing circular economies.


Sheena has been involved in agriculture all her life and on returning home to Galloway, diversified into growing chillies. It is through the chilli growing business that she has developed a growing network of food and drink businesses throughout Scotland. She is a firm believer in collaboration and helping one another. We all have skills and knowledge that we can share, and she can help in signposting to others who may be able to help you.

She believe strongly in the locality and seasonality of food and drink, which is founded from a farming background and passion for sustainability and the benefits this brings to local and rural economies.

She is a graduate of the Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme, the chair of the Wigtown Food and Drink Festival, chair of Dumfries and Galloway Economic Leadership Group, sits on the Regional Economic Partnership, a member of the Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability and Skills Partnership and was a 2018 Emerging Leader of the Oxford Farming Conference.

Most recently she founded #Run1000, a fundraising event held throughout January highlighting the positive effects that both running and walking have on rural mental health while raising funds for rural charities.

Need support or advice then please don't hesitate in getting in touch with her.



Eilidh has always been impassioned by the food and drink industry, she gained a First-Class Honours Degree in Food and Consumer Science. Her time at university enhanced her love for the industry. From working within a new product development department to investigating the application of peas for alcoholic fermentation and distillation, as well as various modules covering sensory evaluation, marketing and food processing, she gained numerous key skills. Eager to transfer her knowledge, she obtained employment within the quality department at a food factory.

She has been a foodie since day 1. Growing up in a rural community catalysed her passion and keen interest for food. Eilidh remembers going out to a local restaurant when she was about 10 and refusing the children’s menu with the response…” No thank you, I’ll have the fillet steak, rare, with chips and whisky sauce please”.

She believes food isn’t only necessary for survival, but it brings happiness. Food can bring people closer together, create smiles around the whole dinner table and warm the heart when you’re needing it most.

Falling into the millennial/Gen Z bracket, she's been brought up with the advancement of the internet and growth of social media. Eilidh is a huge fan of the creative and marketing side of social media and has completed multiple digital marketing courses.

In her spare time, she loves baking and decorating cakes, exploring new places and going out for meals with loved ones.

Being able to help you within your business by sharing her passions is a dream come true and she looks forward to working together.



Growing up within the fishing and crofting community in the Ross of Mull, Harrie has first hand experience of the work that goes into beautiful Scottish produce and the importance of local produce and community.

She worked across different roles within the hospitality industry before setting up and running her own award winning cafe in Glasgow, inspired by making the most of local Scottish produce in 2014. Following the decision to move back to Argyll, she and her partner have bought a 45 acre croft and are in the process of creating a regenerative agritourism business.

Harrie brings a range of skills having studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, later Blacksmithing as well as various food industry CPD such as barista training, professional baking, staff development, social media and small business accounting.

She is passionate about Scottish producers and produce and enjoys finding ways to showcase and support them wherever possible. 


Stevie is a carbon literacy trainer and has mentored individuals, small businesses and groups in negotiating sustainable food production, as well as implementing collaborative agricultural initiatives. Founder of Food Lochaber, a collective of growers and producers across the region who are committed to the use of organic principles and traditional crofting methods.

With a background in environmental art and social enterprise, Stevie has studied sustainable economic development and local food networks in Scotland and in a number of European contexts. He is passionate about the part communities are able to play in the development of a sustainable food landscape, as we address climate and ecological challenges now and in the future.

Stevie is a crofter and lives ‘off grid’ on the family croft in the West Highlands.



Food from Farming is passionate about sustainability, and that commitment has been acknowledged by the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. Biospheres are the only internationally recognised ‘badge’ for demonstrating excellence in sustainable development.