NFUS | Orkney & Shetland

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Orkney

Ian Wilson

Kerry Omand

Kerry Omand is a beef farmer from South Ronaldsay where she supports her parents with their Spring-calving herd of 60 Simmental-Cross cows and followers. Charolais, Simmental and Limousin bulls are used on the cattle to produce store calves which are sold at 12 to 14 months of age. Kerry also has a small flock of 20 Texel-Cross ewes with a mix of store and fat lambs being produced.

I am delighted to be Regional Policy Advisor for Orkney; a new post which I hope will strengthen the representation of NFUS members in Orkney. There is already a strong NFUS presence throughout Orkney and I look forward to meeting and working with you throughout the coming year. As a farmer, I appreciate first-hand the value of our industry; not only to farmers, but the wider community of Orkney.  

I grew up on a beef farm in South Ronaldsay and went on to work in posts which were people-facing, having completed a degree in Mental Health and Counselling. Agriculture has always been my primary interest and since graduating I have worked part-time to be able to support the farm. I am pleased to now be working in a role in which I can play a part in representing Orkney’s farmers and crofters and work alongside others who share my enthusiasm for agriculture.

When it comes to farming in Orkney, we have a lot to be proud of, but we also face unique challenges. Going forward I hope that our challenges and concerns can be recognised on a national level and that we can continue to shape a positive future for the industry. As this is a new role, I hope that it can be shaped into meeting the needs and supporting Orkney’s members.

If you require any support from myself or your regional representatives, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Kerry Omand
Regional Policy Advisor
07554 740598
kerry.omand@nfus.org.uk

Shetland

Lorna Scott

It is a hugely challenging and exciting time to be representing Shetland for NFU Scotland. Having grown up on our family sheep farm in Shetland and moving home to take over the management of it last year, the role of regional policy advisor is a great opportunity to represent my home and the industry I work in and one that I am so passionate about. The issues at the top of my priority list will be those challenges we face in Shetland that are often not exclusive to the islands but are frequently exacerbated by our location. While this location provides us with unique animal breeds and allows us to produce the highest quality meat, wool and dairy, it does make transporting this produce more difficult and often means the costs of, for example, freight, feed and straw, are significantly higher than on the mainland.

LFASS remains a hugely important support mechanism for farmers and crofters on the isles. This support underpins an active and productive agricultural industry, but also ensures the land is in pristine condition for our nature and wildlife, which is the foundation of Shetland’s tourism industry. I look forward to meeting and working with all stakeholders interested and invested in making sure Shetland’s agricultural industry is in the strongest position as we move through a period of significant change in the coming years.

Lorna Scott
Regional Policy Advisor
07554 741030
lorna.scott@nfus.org.uk

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