Articles by Ruth McClean

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Stock-Judging Raises £5.5k for Cancer Charities

Two cancer charities are set to benefit from £5,500, which was raised at a charity stock-judging and barbecue on Friday 19 July.



De-Facto Deputy Prime Minister Welcomed to Islay Farm

NFU Scotland’s Islay members welcomed the de-facto Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP on-farm on Islay impressing upon him challenges faced by agricultural on island communities.



Action Needed to Reduce Deaths on Scotland’s Farms and Crofts

More needs to be done across Scotland to tackle the death rate in agriculture, as its revealed 13 people died last year on Scotland’s farms and crofts. This is five more deaths than in 2017/2018 – the highest average increase across Great Britain during this period.



Conservative Leadership Candidates Respond to Union’s Lobbying

Having written to the two remaining candidates in the race to become Prime Minister last week, NFU Scotland has now received responses from both Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP.



Stock-Judging Set to Raise Funds for Cancer Charities

A stock-judging and barbecue is aiming to boost the coffers of two cancer charities.



Dog Owners Encouraged to 'Take the Pledge'

Dog owners across Scotland are being encouraged by NFU Scotland to ‘take the pledge’ to be responsible when walking their pets on farmland.



Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed

NFU Scotland responded this week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for.



New Ayrshire Partnership to Tackle Rural Crime Launched

Organisations have joined together the tackle the blight rural crime increasingly causes for farmers in Ayrshire.



Union ‘Champions’ Unveiled as Part of New Campaign

With NFU Scotland’s membership continuing to grow, and the engagement it has with political and wider stakeholder circles stronger than ever, NFU Scotland has launched a new campaign to show why every farmer and crofter in Scotland should be a member.



Irresponsible Dog Owners Targeted in Dumfries and Galloway

NFU Scotland and partners were out in force in Dumfries and Galloway over the weekend to encourage responsible dog ownership in the countryside.


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About The Author

Ruth McClean

Having worked in the communications and journalism industry for the last 11 years, NFU Scotland’s Communications Manager Ruth McClean understands the needs of journalists and has extensive knowledge of the wider agricultural industry. After growing up in Argyll and Bute and working in the area as a reporter for local newspapers for eight years, Ruth joined NFU Scotland in 2013 in her current role. She is also Editor of the Union’s membership magazine the Scottish Farming Leader.

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