As specialists in our field, we know your onions, we make it our business to have a thorough understanding.
We act for over 1,700 farming clients across Scotland, advising them on issues as they crop up. Such as increasing costs, the unknown outcome of CAP reform and the pressure of managing cash flow when bank facilities are not readily available.
We’re fully informed about land succession, changes to capital allowances, the tax implications of diversifying and any other business or personal tax issues you may need to know.
We can help farmers and agricultural businesses with:
- Agriculture accounts
- Maximising capital allowances
- Cash flow management
- Corporate finance and fundraising
- Diversification projects
- VAT planning
- Renewable projects
- Retirement and succession planning
- Inheritance tax and trusts
- Capital gains tax
Robin Dandie leads leads a highly skilled team of farming specialists, several of whom have connections to other agricultural associations, such as the North East Farm Management Association and the Royal Northern Agricultural Society.
Robin is a Director of The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI), a unique Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty amongst people who have depended for their livelihoods on the land. Visit the RSABI website to find out more.
"Through working with farmers from all sectors of agriculture and from all regions of the country we gain an invaluable insight into the industry. What we see are farmers having a much higher level of cash tied up in working capital than they did previously and increasing costs impacting on margins, so knowing how your business is performing and good business planning is more important than ever."
Robin Dandie, Partner and Head of Agriculture
- Alex RennieManaging Partner
- Alexandra DochertyTax Director
- Andrew ShepherdManaging Partner and Chairman
- Fiona MacritchiePartner
- Graham LeithPartner, General Practice
- James CampbellPartner
- Margaret CampbellDirector, General Practice
- Maureen DuncanDirector, General Practice
- Neil StevenPartner, General Practice
- Peter InnesPartner, General Practice
- Richard ClarkeTax Senior Manager
- Robin DandiePartner and Head of Agriculture
- Roddy AndersonManaging Partner
- Sheena RossGeneral Practice Director
- Stephen DickiePartner and Head of Renewable Energy
16th June 2015
A third of Scottish farmers are planning to make major capital investment in their businesses over the next year according to an industry survey conducted by Johnston Carmichael.read more
The survey also revealed that the majority farmers have no business succession plan in place, highlighting the challenge this issue poses for the industry.
The key headline results from the survey are summarised in the infographic below.
9th April 2015
As specialists in our field, we know your onions, we make it our business to have a thorough understanding. We act for over 1,700 farming clients across Scotland, advising them on issues as they crop up. Download your copy of our Agriculture brochure below to find out how we can help you.read more
4th March 2015
The arguments in favour of investing in renewable energy technology for farms and other agricultural businesses continue to gather momentum. Wind turbines, solar photovoltaic (PV), biomass systems and other forms of sustainable energy generation have enabled farmers to dramatically reduce their reliance on fossil fuels while significantly cutting their overall spend on gas and electricity.read more
12th December 2014
There were a number of new tax avoidance measures in last week’s Autumn Statement with the media focus on legislation changes that crackdown on the banking sector and large multinational companies. The purpose of this article is to focus what the impact its might be on the farming sector.read more
9th September 2014
Our business and your business combined opens a world of opportunity – it’s that sense of partnership that has defined us since 1936. For a full overview of our services and our sector expertise please download a copy of our Corporate brochure below.read more