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Scottish Government Proposals on Slurry and Silage are ‘Excessively Blunt and Ill-Thought-Out’

13-04-2021

NFU Scotland has condemned Scottish Government proposals for silage slurry and digestate as excessively blunt and ill-thought-out....

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Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme Payments Underway

08-04-2021

The Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) supports producers breeding beef calves from suckler cows ensuring that herds remain at a...

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Posters Educate Public on Responsible Access to Farmland

07-04-2021

NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Group are reminding members that they have developed a range of colourful educational posters which are free...

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Union Calls for Action on White-Tailed Sea Eagles

07-04-2021

As members of the National Sea Eagle Stakeholder Panel and representing farmers and crofters who have endured in some cases decades...

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Mental Health Film Trailer Launch

05-04-2021

A new film looking at mental health in the farming community called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making” with...

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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 runs a small commercial sheep flock on their farm in Ellon, Aberdeenshire along with his wife Pauline, daughter and son.  Andrew has been a member of NFU Scotland for 20 years with New Deer branch and is a former branch chair.  He has been on the North East Regional Board for several years having been elected a Vice-Chair of the region in 2017 before taking on the North East Regional Chair role in January 2020.




Charlie AdamRobin Traquair

Wellington Farm, Millerhill, Dalkeith

Robin is a pig farmer from Milnerhall, 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 currently the Chair for Lothian and Borders since 2020.





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 – 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

Committee Chairmen

Combinable Crops – Willie Thomson, Wheatrig, Longniddry

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

Horticulture - Iain Brown, East Grangemuir Farm, Pittenweem, Anstruther

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 – Robert Thompson, Orchardbank Business Park, Orchardbank Industrial Estate, Forfar

Specialist Crops – James Porter, East Scryne, Carnoustie

Next Generation - Peter Moss, Ocklester, Holm, Orkney


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