Our rural roots having been growing and extending for over 80 years and reach across Scotland.

As the country's leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in the sector, we work with over 2,000 rural businesses of all sizes. Our Rural team help advise and support clients on how to maximise opportunities following continued diversification in farming and land use. 

The Rural team, which brings together agriculture, agritourism, rural businesses and landed estates, is led by Jenn Stewart, Head of the firm’s Dundee office and supported by Tax Partner Alex Docherty, Partner Robin Dandie and Business Advisory Director Jane Mitchell.  

The changing nature of the rural economy, which now includes a wide range of operations from farming to tourism businesses and wind turbines, presents a wealth of opportunities.

Technology plays a huge part in these opportunities, and in our increasingly digital world, it is imperative that rural businesses invest in technology to improve efficiencies and, in turn, profitability.

We have close connections with NFU Scotland and provide a helpline to their membership on tax and accounting issues and also have representation on their legal and technical committee sharing our expertise on matters that impact the membership. We are professional members of Scottish Land & Estates and are a member of the UK’s Rural Agricultural Group, a UK wide network of 10 independent accountancy firms who specialise in this sector and share their sector expertise.

Our team can provide all the services you would expect from a rural accountant, but our cross sector expertise and team of specialists will provide valuable insight to help to support farmers and landowners as they seek to establish new rural enterprises, continue their growth and success and adapt to their changing environment. 

Many of our specialists come from rural backgrounds so we really understand the industry issues that impact on this sector.

I have worked with Johnston Carmichael through all 40 years of business as a farmer. They have been my go-to advisers for financial affairs and business support. Recently we approached JC to  support us in the sale of a wind turbine. We were well supported in every way and I would strongly recommend JC to support any of your business needs.

Robert Hay, Hay Renewables Limited


Alexandra Docherty

Partner and Head of Private Client Tax

Alexandra Docherty

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Robin Dandie

Business Advisory Partner

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Jane Mitchell

Business Advisory Director & Rural Specialist

Jane Mitchell

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