NFUS Directors | NFU Scotland Director Details

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Success for Union Lobbying as Permanent Changes to Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme Agreed

19-04-2018

NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement from Scottish Government of permanent changes to rules within the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme. ...

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Union to Argue in Brussels for End to Mercosur Beef Negotiations

18-04-2018

NFU Scotland will be in Brussels next week to add its voice to those calling for the European Commission to postpone...

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Union Welcome for £250k Weather Support Package

18-04-2018

NFU Scotland has welcomed a £250k Scottish Government package of support for farmers and crofters to help address the impact of...

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Secretary of State Invited to View Live Animal Transport

18-04-2018

NFU Scotland and Serco NorthLink Ferries invite Michael Gove to view shipping system from Northern Isles to Aberdeen as part of...

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Unions Meets to Discuss Milk Contract Consultation

12-04-2018

Discussions on plans to regulate milk contracts were top of the agenda when dairy officials from NFU Scotland NFU England and...

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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 – Colin Mair, Montgomerieston, Dalrymple 

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 – David Scarth, Twatt Farm, Orkney, Cecil Eunson, Griesta Farm, Tingwall, Shetland

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 – Robert MacDonald, Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey 

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

Milk – John Smith, Drumalea, Campbeltown 

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

Specialist Crops – James Porter, East Scryne, Carnoustie

New Generation - Mark Donald, Rhynaclach, Port of Menteith, Stirling


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