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Parliamentary Officer's Blog - 17 January 2017

The Prime Minister, Theresa May MP delivered a speech this afternoon in which she set out the key principles she will stick to in the upcoming negotiation withdrawing the UK from the EU writes NFU Scotland's Parliamentary Officer Clare Slipper. It was not a ‘blueprint for Brexit’ with the Prime Minister not showing her hand on the detail and issues that will be integral to the central negotiation.
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Chief Executive's New Year Message - 30 December 2016

For our members, 2016 has been a torrid time writes NFU Scotland’s Chief Executive Scott Walker in his New Year Message.
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CEO's Blog 20 December 2016

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has today (20 December) set out her proposals for Scotland's future relations with Europe after Brexit writes NFU Scotland’s Chief Executive Scott Walker.The document lays out the case for the UK, as a whole, to remain within the European Single Market and within the EU Customs Union.  
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Guest Farmer Blog – 20 December 2016

One of the opportunities afforded to NFU Scotland members each year the chance to participate in a Brussels study trip that gives you a fantastic insight into the workings of the European machine writes Peter Douglas, Ruletownhead Farm, near Jedburgh. With the historic Brexit vote in June, article 50 set to be triggered in March and the potential for many years of negotiations, Brussels will remain a very important institution for Scotland, making this year’s trip one not to miss – which is what we nearly did!
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Food Chain Policy Manager's Blog 7 December 2016

This Christmas – as with just about every Christmas before -  farmers, crofters and growers are likely to be at home and still be hard at work writes NFU Scotland’s Food Chains Policy Manager John Armour Even I will be milking cows and feeding calves at my parents farm on Christmas day.  While we have the tradition of harvest thanksgiving in our rural communities in Scotland, it doesn’t cut through society in the same way that Thanksgiving does in the United States of America (USA).  
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Crofting Policy Manager's Blog 10 November 2016

Tonight (Thursday 10 November) will see the first screening of a new film ‘Grazing on the Edge’ at the Aros Centre, Portree on the Isle of Skye writes NFU Scotland's Crofting Policy Manager Lucy Sumsion.This short film about Skye Common Graziers, Young Farmers, their sheepdogs and a sheep will highlight the importance of upland land use for agricultural, communities and environmental benefits.Beautifully shot on the Trotternish Ridge and surrounding area on Skye, the film features NFUS members as well as the NFUS Group Secretary there, Jake Sayles.
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