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President's Blog 16 April 2015

This week we met with Solicitor General for Scotland, Lesley Thomson QC to discuss rural crime and how to progress the planned review of prosecution policy.This meeting was a very constructive one, and we covered everything from livestock worrying to agricultural crime in the community.Following evidence being given by NFU Scotland, the Solicitor General confirmed a review of prosecution policy is to be carried out and the Union and other bodies will form a group to assist with this.
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President's Blog - 4 March 2015

I am in a very fortunate position of having two jobs that I thoroughly love - farming and now being President of NFU Scotland.Farming has always been part of my life and it is definitely in my blood, but latterly NFU Scotland has taken up more of my time. The position of NFUS President for the next two years will be the focus of my attention and a great privilege but I will find it very difficult at times not to put on my working clothes.
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18 February 2015 - President's Blog

If I hadn't appreciated before that stepping up into the President's position would bring greater media scrutiny, I do now. Fastest out of the blocks were Ewan at The Courier and Gemma at the Press and Journal.
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Presdient's Blog - 11 February 2015

David Bowie (no relation!) perhaps summed up life at NFU Scotland right now when he sang about changes. I am very pleased to be elected into the post of President. It will be a huge task to follow Nigel, but also a huge privilege. I appreciate all the support from the council and members in electing me, and, going forward it is certainly going to remain challenging. I look forward to representing members on all sectors and scales.
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President's Blog - 13 January 2015

It is a bleak start to the New Year for milk producers.  The worldwide collapse in dairy commodity values, compounded by the Russian food ban, continues to have a catastrophic impact on the milk price being received by many Scottish dairy farmers. Last week's announcement by the farmer-owned business First Milk underlines the extreme lengths some milk processors are having to undertake to secure their businesses in light of falling powder prices and cheese values. We spoke at length to the First Milk
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Chairman of NFU Scotland’s Livestock Committee Blog

I want to say something about photography and something about a man in a bowler hat.Before you conclude that I have completely lost my marbles, let me explain….
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