Articles by Douglas Ross

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Scotch Lamb Back on School Menu Following Union Led Campaign in Tayside

To promote the procurement of fresh, local lamb in Scottish schools, NFU Scotland, with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Tayside Contracts and Perth & Kinross Council, have run a pilot campaign introducing a different lamb meal onto Tayside school meal plans, every week, for the last four weeks.



Union to Host Drop-In Session at Scottish Parliament for ‘Steps to Change’ Documents

NFU Scotland will tomorrow (Thursday 6 September) host MSPs and researchers to discuss it’s ‘Steps to Change – A New Agricultural Policy for Scotland’ proposals



Union Continues to Press on Payments as Challenges Continue for Farmers and Crofters

Farmers and crofters across Scotland have experienced one of the most unpredictable and challenging eighteen months in memory. For some still awaiting 2017 payments, that support is increasingly in need to safeguard their businesses.



Just Two Weeks Left to Win a Scholar Place at Prestigious Oxford Conference

With just a fortnight to go until the deadline, NFU Scotland members are being encouraged to not let the opportunity to win a trip to the Oxford Farming Conference pass them by.



Supermarket Support for Scottish Lamb Strong but Some Retailers Urged to Improve

NFU Scotland members and staff have been carrying out a shelf watch in over 50 Scottish supermarkets this week, to identify which retailers are doing their part to support Scottish sheep farmers during peak production season.



Union Celebrates Success of Three Rural Living Projects at Dumfries Show

One year on from the launch of three local projects that NFU Scotland has been the key partner, a reception was hosted at Dumfries Show on Saturday to celebrate their success and announce their next steps.



Union Invite the Whole Family on Stand at this Year’s Turriff Show

Members and their families are being invited to join NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual on their stand at Turriff Show at the beginning of August.



Union Stresses Support for on Farm Renewable Energy Production

The UK Government has published a series of documents detailing the proposed closure of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme and has issued a Call for Evidence on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation.



Final Day of Farm Safety Week Sees Union Tackle Accidents with Overhead Powerlines

Today marks the last day of Farm Safety Week, with one Fife farmer talking about the dangers of overhead powerlines.



Mental Health and Wellbeing just as Key as Physical Health and Safety on Farms

Health and safety on farms takes many different forms, one which is too often ignored is mental health and wellbeing. Agriculture is an industry which has a difficult relationship with good mental health and the willingness to seek help for it. That is why this year’s Farm Safety Week includes a day highlighting the importance of good mental health and wellbeing, and who you can speak to if you need help.


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Douglas Ross

As a graduate in Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University, NFU Scotland’s Communications Assistant Douglas Ross understands how important the media is for communicating with members. As the son of a Highlands farmer, Douglas has been involved in the industry his entire life before joining NFU Scotland in 2017.

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