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Post-Brexit Employment Needs of Scotland’s Specialist Growers Laid Out to Migration Advisory Committee

20-09-2017

The pre- and post-Brexit employment needs of Scotland’s fast-growing and successful horticultural sector were outlined at a meeting of the UK’s...

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NFU Scotland Meet with MSPs to Discuss Members Needs Leading up to Brexit

20-09-2017

Representatives of NFU Scotland’s Presidential team have been holding cross-party talks at Holyrood on what Scotland’s farmers and crofters want to...

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NFUS Launches Post Brexit Priorities for Legislative Change

19-09-2017

NFU Scotland has mapped out the priorities for legislative change that would significantly ease the regulatory burden on Scotland’s farmers and...

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Union in Westminster on Post-Brexit Needs for Scottish Farming

13-09-2017

In the week that the UK Government’s flagship European Union (Withdrawal) Bill passed one of its first hurdles in the House...

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Unseasonably Wet Summer Causing Stop Start Harvest

13-09-2017

The fifth wettest summer since records began has brought with it mixture of fortunes for Scotland’s arable farmers some of whom...

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Directors

The following people have been elected to represent NFU Scotland. Members can obtain contact details for all members of NFU Scotland's Board of Directors by phoning 0131 472 4000.

President of NFU Scotland

Andrew McCornickAndrew McCornick

Barnbackle, Lochfoot, Dumfries

Andrew, who is married with three sons and a daughter, was born and brought up on a dairy farm in Wigtown. Andrew and wife Janice farm their 230+ ha unit with 160 suckler cows and 600 breeding ewes with a small herd of pedigree Charolais cattle. Andrew's sons farm a nearby tenanted unit which frequently provides replacement breeding stock for Barnbackle. For as long as Andrew can remember, he has been a member of the Union, and got more involved when the consultation for Nithsdale NVZ came out. From there he went onto become vice chairman of the Dumfries branch, and then onto his previous role of Regional Board Chairman for Dumfries and Galloway. He also sat on the LFASS committee. Andrew was elected Vice President in February 2015.

Vice-Presidents of NFU Scotland

Martin KennedyMartin Kennedy

Lurgan Farm, Edradynate, Aberfeldy

Martin is married with three daughters and farms with his wife Jane in Highland Perthshire on a hill farm rising to 2,500ft. They have 600 breeding ewes, 30 continental cows and 30 Highlanders. Martin served two years as Highland Perthshire branch President, he first represented East Central region on the LFA committee in 2009 before being elected as Vice Chairman for three years. He is currently serving his second year as Chairman. He is a past chairman of Aberfeldy Show and Highland Games, a post he held for six years.



Gary Mitchell 2017Gary Mitchell

West Galdenoch, Stranraer

Gary operated an arable and beef enterprise until September 2007 when he switched to dairying, starting with 130 cows while converting the farm. He now currently milks 800, with all female young-stock over three months old reared off farm under contract. He farms 750 acres of which 450 acres are owned and 300 acres rented (half on a five-year tenancy). Around 150 acres are zero grazed; 375 acres are gown for silage and 225 acres are in winter wheat. Gary was Milk Committee Chairman from 2012 to 2014 and he has been Regional Chairman for Dumfries and Galloway since February 2014.


Other Directors of NFU Scotland

Chief Executive – Scott Walker

Treasurer – Gerald Banks, Fridayhill, Maud

Regional Board Chairmen

Argyll & The Islands John Dickson, Scalpsie, Rothesay, Bute

Ayrshire – Jimmy Ireland, Feoch Farm, Darvel

Dumfries & Galloway – Rupert Shaw, Gledpark, Borgue

East Central – Roddy Kennedy, Borlick, Killiechassie, Aberfeldy

Forth & Clyde – Willie Harper, Gryffewraes, Bridge of Weir

Highland – Martin Birse, Pitgaveny Farms, Elgin

Lothian & Borders – Kelvin Pate, Aikeyside Farm, Haddington

North East – David Winton, Haugh of Birse, Aboyne

Orkney & Shetland – Regional Chairman - Jim Nicolson, Lonabrek, Aith, Shetland; Regional Vice Chairman - David Scarth, Twatt Farm, Orkney

Committee Chairmen

Combinable Crops – Ian Sands, Townhead, Balbeggie, Perth

Environment & Land Use – Angus MacFadyen, Bragleenmore, Oban

Legal & Technical – Jamie Smart, Balderston, Linlithgow

Less Favoured Areas – Martin Kennedy, Lurgan, Edradynate, Aberfeldy

Livestock – Charlie Adam, Braeside, Cushnie, Alford, Aberdeenshire

Milk – James Rankin, Badenheath, Cumbernauld

Pigs & Poultry – Kevin Gilbert, Womblehill, Kintore, Inverurie

Specialist Crops – James Porter, East Scryne, Carnoustie


NFU Scotland Board of Directors 2017



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