Scotgrain Agriculture

Scotgrain have employees throughout Scotland, based in the key Barley growing regions of the country. Our commercial office is based in Arbroath, where our administrative and research work is also supported.

Our People are the backbone of our business and it is our vision to invest in our team to offer careers that last a working lifetime.

Many of our current team have been in the business and associated industries for over 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience that benefits our customers and to those that they work alongside.

As one of Scotland’s leading  Agricultural merchants we can offer Scotland’s growers a full service approach. We offer staff a challenging and exciting environment to work in, partnering alongside industries that are critical to the supply of Scotland’s food and drinks markets.

As a growing business, we have opportunities for employment across a wide range of skill-sets, including Admin, Farm Trading, Logistics and Grain Trading.

View our range of current opportunities here.

Owen Southwood

General Manager Scotgrain Agriculture and Procurement Director Bairds Malt

Owen studied Agricultural business Management at Wye College and the University of London before he began his career at Dengie Crops in Essex. He also has experience working with Allied Grain, Grampian Country Food Group, Dewing Grain and Frederic Smart and Sons before taking the role as General Manager with Scotgrain.

Using his experience of technical analysis and fundamental trading techniques Owen runs the grain trading for Scotgrain as well as overseeing the business across Scotland.  Owen lives in Angus with his wife and two daughters where they run a smallholding where he and his wife keep pigs and dairy goats whose milk is used for cheese making.

Dave Munro

Fertiliser Manager Scotgrain Agriculture

Dave Munro joined Scotgrain in 2022.

Based in East Lothian, Dave studied Agriculture before starting a career in Grain Merchanting in 1984 with Dalgety Agriculture.

Dave’s 40 years in the industry has also seen him work with WN Lindsay’s before he came to take on the role of Fertilier Manager with Scotgrain.


Commercial Manager

Originally from Lincolnshire, Tom spent his early years surrounded by arable and vegetable farming, before spending some time with a machinery group that took Tom all over the world. He then moved back to the vegetable growing industry working for a UK distributor before moving up to a farm on Moray/Aberdeenshire border.

Tom joined Scotgrain in the summer of 2020 and is based with the team at Turriff.

BASIS qualified and certified Seed Inspector so for any Agronomy-based queries, Tom is your first point of contact.

Scotgrain farm traders

In addition to providing grain marketing opportunities for growers, Scotgrain also provide a wide range of services to support the needs of the grower, including a full Agronomy service and a consultation and supply arrangement of seed and fertiliser needs specific to each crop.

With access to the whole market we are able to offer clear and impartial advice on the best solution to the needs of each crop.

As we are often also the grain trader for growers, we always have a vested interest in ensuring the quality of the final crop.

Work with Scotgrain

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals who want to play a part in helping support Scotland’s growers – view a list of current job opportunities here.

Contact Us

General enquries can be directed through our head office, located at the Maltings in Arbroath.

To find your local farm trader, please use the link here.

Office Hours: Mon/Fri 9am – 5pm

Tel: 01241 870431