My name is Ian Davidson, Independent Advisor for the Scottish Land Matching Service.
I was brought up on a hill farm in the Ettrick Valley near Selkirk where my father was Farm Manager.
On leaving college I worked for the Animal Breeding Research Organisation before going into farm management on two hill and upland farms in the Borders. After a spell as a self-employed agriculture contractor I joined the then Department of Agriculture as an inspector in January 1991. I held various posts in agriculture within Scottish Government throughout my career finally ending as Head of Agriculture Policy before I retired in April 2019.
The Scottish Land Matching Service is an exciting new initiative and I look forward to meeting anyone wanting to use the service.
Ian Davidson, OBE, MRICS, ARAgS.