NFUS Directors | NFU Scotland Director Details

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Argyll and Bute MP Visits Oban Livestock Centre

21-05-2019

The Oban office for NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual organised Brendan O’Hara MP’s visit to the Oban Livestock Centre which was...

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New Group to Take Food and Farming Message to Schoolchildren in Argyll and Bute

21-05-2019

A new group for Argyll and Bute that aims to inform and engage with schoolchildren about food and farming is being...

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Convergence Issue Must Be Resolved

20-05-2019

In a face-to-face meeting with Lord Bew chair of the current Review of Intra-UK Allocation of Domestic Farm Funding NFU Scotland...

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Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed

17-05-2019

NFU Scotland responded this week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying urging the Scottish Government to...

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Union Goes to the Membership to Assess Farmer and Crofter Confidence Levels in Brexit Era

15-05-2019

NFU Scotland is urging its membership to complete a survey to assess the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters in the...

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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 – 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 – Alan Corrigall, Braebiste, Dounby, 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 – Jimmy Ireland, Feoch Farm, Darvel, Ayrshire

Milk – John Smith, Drumalea, Campbeltown 

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

Specialist Crops – James Porter, East Scryne, Carnoustie

New Generation - Colin Ferguson, Knockann Farm, Kirkinner, Newton Stewart


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