New Members Spotlight! Mollie Keiley, Stewartry YFC

New Members Spotlight! Mollie Keiley, Stewartry YFC

Hello, I’m Mollie Keiley. I’m 17 years old and have grown up on a small holding just outside Haugh of Urr. I have been a member of Stewartry YFC since 2021! I am currently finishing my last year of school and then going on to study Rural Business Management at the Barony.


What is your story away from YF (employment and other hobbies)

I have been brought up around Belted Galloways, first helping my granny show, now we’ve built up our own herd we have now been showing for about 5 years keeping up with the family tradition!
I am also a keen sailor and have been racing at Solway Yacht Club for a number of years!
I currently work at the Laurie Arms in Haugh of Urr which is owned by a local farmer’s wife, it introduced me to young farmers as they are the main clientele!

Why did you join?

I joined Stewartry as it became clear through my job that I would find my type of people in young farmers! I hoped that it would grow my confidence in areas I would normally avoid such as Concerts and Talent Spots.

What have you got out of YF?

I think the main thing I have gained from young farmers is confidence in myself and the ability to speak publicly.
I have now produced a talent spot myself which is something I could have never imagined I would do! Young farmers is constantly opening me up to new things and I am so grateful for that!
I have also found an amazing group of friends I wouldn’t have elsewhere!

What do you want to get out of YF in the future?

I hope that through young farmers I will travel, meet new people, gain new skills and hopefully try to make a positive impact on young farmers and the industry in general!

What’s your random fact?

I told the school I was off with a sickness bug and then was seen on Border News at the Highland Show competing in young handlers, it’s safe to say the headteacher wasn’t best pleased!