NFUS Directors | NFU Scotland Director Details

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Union Keeps Farmers and Crofters Fully Informed with COVID-19 Updates

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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 tenanted unit in East Ayrshire which 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 and President in 2017.

Vice-Presidents of NFU Scotland

Martin KennedyMartin Kennedy

Lurgan Farm, Edradynate, Aberfeldy

Martin is a tenant farmer in Highland Perthshire and farms with his wife Jane and three daughters, Jillian, Katrina and Yvonne. They have 600 ewes and 60 cows on the farm rising from 800ft to over 2,500ft.  Martin served two years as Highland Perthshire branch chairman, before representing East Central region on the LFA committee in 2009. Martin then went on to be vice chairman then chaired the committee for three years.




Charlie AdamCharlie Adam

Braeside, Leochel-Cushnie, Alford, Aberdeenshire

Charlie is married to Clare with two grown up children. After being brought up on the family tenanted farm on Deeside, Charlie went out on his own at Braeside in 1982. Braeside is now owned and runs to 335 acres with some seasonal fields also taken. They grow about 130 acres of Spring barley for malting and run a 100 cow Spring calving suckler herd put to Charolais bulls. Charlie was Chairman of Dee and Don Branch for four years, including one as North East Regional Vice Chair. He was then elected North East Regional Chairman, serving for 3 years. He has represented North East on the Livestock Committee from 2013 and has been Livestock Committee Chairman for the past five years.




Other Directors of NFU Scotland

Chief Executive – Scott Walker

Treasurer – Rupert Shaw, Gledpark, Borgue 

Regional Board Chairmen

Argyll & The Islands Duncan Macalister, Glenacardoch Farm, Tarbert

Ayrshire – Colin Mair, Montgomerieston, Dalrymple 

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

East Central – Euan Walker-Munro, Mains of Kinnettles, Forfar

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

Highland – Cameron Maciver, Wester Coltfield, Kinloss

Lothian & Borders – Robin Traquair, Wellington Farm, Millerhill, Dalkeith

North East – Andrew Connon, North Quilquox, Ythanbank, Ellon

Orkney & Shetland – Alan Corrigall, Braebiste, Dounby, Orkney, Cecil Eunson, Griesta Farm, Tingwall, Shetland

Committee Chairmen

Combinable Crops – Willie Thomson, Wheatrig, Longniddry

Environment & Land Use – Angus MacFadyen, Bragleenmore, Oban

Legal & Technical – Tom French, Nether Balgray Farm, Crawfordjohn, Biggar

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

Livestock – Jimmy Ireland, Feoch Farm, Darvel, Ayrshire

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

Pigs & Poultry – Jamie Wyllie, Ruchlaw Mains, Stenton, Dunbar, East Lothian

Specialist Crops – James Porter, East Scryne, Carnoustie

Next Generation - Peter Moss, Ocklester, Holm, Orkney


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