Articles by Ruth McClean

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Two New Regional Policy Advisors Start at NFUS

NFU Scotland has strengthened its support within Orkney and Shetland by introducing two new regional policy advisors for the islands.



Secretary of States Meets with NFUS North East Members

A Brexit deal to deliver for Scottish farming, trade, labour and future support were raised as serious concerns during a meeting with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP on Friday 15 February.



NFUS’ Immigration Policy Priorities Laid Out to Politicians at Westminster

NFU Scotland’s Horticulture Working Group Chairman, James Porter, this week appeared in front of an influential Committee of MPs in Westminster to give evidence on the UK Government’s Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill.



NFUS Annual Dinner Boosts Coffers of Rural Charities

At NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner on Thursday evening, £4,280 was raised for two of Scotland’s rural charities – RSABI and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).



Islay’s Gill Scoops Union’s Prestigious Miskelly Award

One of NFU Scotland’s highest accolades has this year been awarded to a stalwart who has worked as a group secretary for 24 years on Islay.



Hundreds Enter NFU Scotland’s ‘Farming Through The Seasons’ Poster Competition

Hundreds of children from up and down Scotland entered NFU Scotland’s fantastic poster competition asking them to capture farming through the seasons in wonderful colour.



Support Your Local Farmers and Crofters This Christmas

Farmers and crofters work year-round to provide the fine produce many enjoy over the festive period. This festive season, NFU Scotland is asking the public to support those hard-working farmers and crofters – many of whom will even be working on Christmas day – and buy local.



NFUS Launches New Family Membership

Recognising that agriculture is very much a family affair, NFU Scotland has launched its Family Membership, allowing members to add partners and children to their membership free of charge.



Safety First When Working at Heights

People working within the Scottish agricultural industry are urged to follow strict procedures when working at heights to avoid death and injuries.



NFUS Launches Joint Venture Hub

A new hub is to be launched at AgriScot next week to allow farmers to set up a connection to go into business with one another.


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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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