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Frustration at Lack of Response to Proposal to Help Secure Future of Scottish Pig Sector

23-06-2022

NFU Scotland has expressed its mounting frustration at the lack of response to its proposal for an ‘on-goers scheme’ that will...

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NFU Scotland Updates ‘How Do You Plan’ Page to Help Farmers and Crofters Deal with Financial Pressures

23-06-2022

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are currently facing extreme financial uncertainty as a result of unprecedented pressure from input price inflation ...

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Survey Shows Input Cost Increases Having Immediate Impact on Scottish Food Production

23-06-2022

Production on Scotland’s farms and crofts is set to be scaled back as producers respond to unprecedented price increases for key...

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Seed Potato Growers Urged to Join New Organisation to Support and Develop the Sector

22-06-2022

A group of nine seed potato growers from across Scotland along with technical back-up are putting together a new organisation to...

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Union Takes ‘Policy Roadshow’ Online Next Week

21-06-2022

NFU Scotland is inviting those who were unable to take part in the Union’s hugely successful roadshow tour earlier this month...

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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 McCornickMartin Kennedy

Lurgan Farm, Edradynate, Aberfeldy

Martin is a tenant farmer in Aberfeldy, Highland Perthshire and farms with his wife Jane and three daughters.  They have 600 ewes and 60 cows on the farm rising from 800ft to 2,500ft.  Martin served two years as Highland Perthshire Branch chair, before representing East Central region on the LFA committee in 2009.  Martin went on to be Vice-Chair before chairing the committee for three years.  He was elected Vice-President in 2017 and elected as President in 2021.



Vice-Presidents of NFU Scotland

Martin KennedyAndrew Connon

Andrew lives with his wife Pauline, son Andrew (22) and daughter Sarah (18). They run a small commercial sheep flock. Andrew was brought up on the neighbouring farm of South Quilquox - part of the family business of A M Connon & Sons still run by his father, two uncles and cousin.  Andrew has significant experience in farm management, agricultural finance and agricultural machinery. In the past 2 years, Andrew has been working with Hectare Agritech which runs the online marketplaces SellMyLivestock and Graindex.  He was elected a Vice Chairman of the Region in 2017 before taking on the North East Regional Chairman Role in Jan 2020. He was elected Vice President in February 2021.




Charlie AdamRobin Traquair

Wellington Farm, Millerhill, Dalkeith

Robin is a pig farmer from Millerhill, Midlothian and farms with his wife Anna and they have three children.  He currently farms 350 indoor sows, taking stock from farrow to finish and selling the progeny through Scotlean, a farmer-based co-op of which Robin is a director.  In early 2000’s Robin became NFU Scottish Pigs Chair and also sat on the remunerations committee.  He is a past Chair for Lothian and Borders and was elected Vice President in 2021.





Other Directors of NFU Scotland

Chief Executive – Scott Walker

Treasurer – Rupert Shaw, Gledpark, Borgue 

Regional Board Chairs

Argyll & The Islands Duncan Macalister, Glenacardoch Farm, Tarbert

Ayrshire – Colin Mair, Montgomerieston, Dalrymple 

Dumfries & Galloway – Colin Ferguson, Knockann Farm, Kirkinner, Newton Stewart

East Central – Caroline Millar, North Balluderon Farm, Tealing, Dundee

Forth & Clyde – Mark Donald, Rhynaclach, Port of Menteith, Stirling 

Highland – Cameron Maciver, Wester Coltfield, Kinloss

Lothian & Borders – Debbie Playfair, Morebattle Tofts, Morebattle, Roxburghshire

North East – Alan Simpson, Mains of Leslie, Leslie, INSCH, Aberdeenshire

Orkney & Shetland – Steven Sandison, Millburn Farm, Harray, Orkney

Orkney & Shetland - Cecil Eunson, Griesta Farm, Griesta, Tingwall

Committee Chairs

Combinable Crops – Willie Thomson, Wheatrig, Longniddry

Environment & Land Use – Peter Douglas, Ruletownhead Farm, Hawick, Roxburghshire

Legal & Technical – Alasdair Macnab, Kildun Cottage, Dingwall

Less Favoured Areas – Robert MacDonald, Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey 

Livestock – Hugh Fraser, Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, Inverness

Milk – Gary Mitchell, West Galdenoch Farm, Stoneykirk, Stranraer

Pigs & Poultry – Robert Thompson, Orchardbank Business Park, Orchardbank Industrial Estate, Forfar

Pigs & Poultry - Jamie Wyllie, Ruchlaw Mains, Stenton, Dunbar

Specialist Crops – Iain Brown, Easter Grangemuir Farm, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Fife

Next Generation - Matthew Steel, Craignathro Farm, Forfar, Angus


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