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Union Meets with MSP to Discuss Solution to Adverse Weather Troubles

NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick met with Emma Harper MSP yesterday, Tuesday 10 April, to discuss the serious problems Scotland’s farmers are facing after months of bad weather



NFU Scotland Calls for Decisions on Live Exports to be Led by Science

As the UK Government calls for evidence on live animal exports for slaughter, the Union is highlighting the high standards which are already in place and based on years of scientific evidence



Union Calls for Reconsideration of Rules Around New Entrant Eligibility

NFU Scotland have written to the Scottish Government asking that they look at the rules surrounding the definition of new entrants, following announcement that Young Farmers Start-Up and New Entrants Start-Up Grants will not be re-opened to future applications.



NFUS Backs Scottish Government’s Planned Approach to Crofting Legislation Changes

Following on from Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing presentation to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Crofting on Wednesday 28 March NFU Scotland have written to the Scottish Government outlining their enthusiasm to be part of further consultations on the new Crofting Bill



LFASS Loan Payments Welcomed by Union at Vital Time of Year

With the majority of payments set to reach applicants by Friday 6 April, NFU Scotland is urging all those who received letters to apply for their 90% LFASS loan sooner rather later



NFU Scotland Conduct Westminster Meetings as the Brexit Negotiations Ramp Up

In a week which saw the UK and EU find agreement on the key issue of the transition period, NFU Scotland attended meetings with Defra officials and Scottish MPs to discuss its views on the latest Defra Command Paper ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and Environment in a Green Brexit’ and how these plans for England fit in to the Union’s vision for a new agricultural policy in Scotland after Brexit.



NFU Scotland Tenants Give Evidence to MSPs on Scottish Crown Estate Bill

Members of NFU Scotland’s Crown Estate Tenants Working Group attended the Scottish Parliament to give evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee in Scottish Parliament this week.



Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women Network Host Bankers and Accountants for Latest Meeting

‘How do you get the most from your banker and accountant’ was the question on the lips of attendees at the most recent Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women Network event which took place on Tuesday 13 March at the Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr.



Farming and Food Education on Agenda at NFU Scotland Meeting with Deputy First Minister

NFU Scotland was pleased to have a constructive initial discussion with the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Skills and Education, John Swinney MSP, last week (Thursday 8 March) on opportunities to build on farming and food education within the Scottish schools system.



National LFASS Scheme Loan Letters Issued

The majority of hill farmers and crofters are due to receive letter offering 90 per cent of last year’s scheme payment over the coming weeks.


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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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