Our Story

Our story has truly been an exciting journey for us all. There were never any thoughts of ‘what happens’ after the SAYFC 75th celebratory concert. All efforts were concentrated on getting ready for our performance at the Hydro Arena, Glasgow on the 30th November 2013.

Both choirs have performed at many events since their first performance:

UK Farmstay Conference: The Dalmahoy Hotel – February 2014.
SAYFC West Area Talent Spot in the Armadillo in Glasgow – March 2014.
1st performance at the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh – June 2014.
NFU Conference: The Fairmount Hotel, St Andrews – 9th February 2015.
SAYFC East Area Cabaret: Perth Concert Hall – 2015
Choirs 1st Charity Concert: Airdrie Town Hall -February 2015.
Lantra Awards Ceremony: Dunblane Hydro – March 2015 & 2016.
WI Conference: The Assembly Hall, Edinburgh -September 2016.
Ayrshire Hospice ‘Light Up A Life’ Concert: Kilmarnock Grand Hall -November 2014 & 2015
Choir Concert: Lanark Memorial Hall – November 2016.
Choir Concert: (organised by RHET) Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries – December 2016.
Choir Concert: Motherwell Concert Hall – 26th February 2017.
Choir Concert: (in aid of Cancer Research) at Lorne & Lowland Church, Campbeltown – 1st July 2017.
Choir Concert: (In aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital) at Uddingston Church, Glasgow – 25th November  2017.
QNIS (Queen’s Nursing Institute of Scotland) Awards Ceremony, The Hub Edinburgh – 1st December 2017
SAYFC 80:40 Anniversary: Dunblane Hydro – 3rd February 2018.
Choir Concert: (organised by RSABI): Troon Concert Hall -25th February 2018.
Choir Concert: (organised by RHET Fife) Dunfermline – 25th November 2018.
Choir Concert: (organised by The Rotary Club of Carlisle): The Sands Centre, Carlisle – 27th January 2019.
Choir Concert: (organised by St Andrews Church, Largs) 23rd February 2019.

Choir performance at The Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock as part of ‘The Cumnock Tryst’ Festival – Saturday 5th October.

Choir performance in The Scottish Parliament (Raising Awareness of Mental Health Event) – Wednesday 6th November 2019.

Choir Concert (organised by St Andrew’s Church, Carluke) – 1st December 2019.

Choir Concert at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (organised by Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire) Sunday 23rd February 2020 raised £50,000 for Maggie’s.

We have raised over £100,000 for charity since 2014. Charities include: MacMillan Cancer Support, RHET, British Heart Foundation, St Andrew’s Hospice Appeal, Ayrshire Hospice, Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research, RSABI, MND, MacMillan Nurses, Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire.

In June 2018,  the choir recorded a cover of a well known song by Ward Thomas: ‘Carry You Home’. We hope that the message through the beautiful lyrics will help to raise awareness of mental health issues and that this will encourage people to reach out and ask for help.
Although our aim is predominantly to raise awareness in the farming community, the message is for everyone who struggles with mental health issues.

‘Carry You Home’ -on You Tube –  The Farmers Choir

Please also see video and song information in Press tab.