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Highlands

Ian Wilson

2017 is set to be the most challenging year yet, for farmers in this region, with primarily BREXIT negotiations and the ongoing problems with the Scottish Government’s computer system. The volatility across most commodities and currency values always changing.

As a Union we will continue to be at the forefront of changing legislation and regulations, working to reduce red tape for the industry and representing our members and the issues that they face on a daily basis.

The Highland Regional Board, under the chairmanship of Martin Birse is looking to move forward with a planned programme of on-farm events throughout the branches across the region. Martin sees the decline in the numbers entering the industry particularly the young as a real challenge and we as a region are going to work on letting youngsters know of the opportunities that lie within agriculture. The education system within both schools and higher education is not helping those entering the industry to have the right skills to be a success.

We will continue to hold regional events, open to NFU Scotland members that are both informative but also enjoyable.

Throughout the coming year members should utilise myself, and the network of local group secretaries, as the first points of contact within the Union for help or advice on any relevant issue.  First and foremost, we are here to help.

As well as having a strong team within the region ready to support you – whether its issues with planning, legislation, inspections, or simply you don’t know where to turn to – we are here for you.


Ian Wilson
Tel: 07775 915988
Email: ian.wilson@nfus.org.uk

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