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Agricultural Vehicle Roadshow to be Held this Autumn

Four dates announced for events in conjunction with DVSA

A series of workshops, focusing on agricultural vehicle legislation and transportation, are to be held this autumn.

Organised by NFU Scotland and working in conjunction with the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), formerly the Vehicles Operator Services Authority, the latest round of half day workshops follow a similar popular event which was held at the end of last year and saw more than 250 farmers attending.

More details of the individual events will be announced in due course. The events that have been confirmed so far are as follows:

  • Wednesday 5 November – Cumnock, Ayrshire
  • Thursday 13 November – Forfar, Angus
  • Friday 21 November – UA Auction Mart, Stirling
  • Tuesday 9 December – Dingwall Mart, Ross-shire

With legislation constantly changing, the workshops are the ideal opportunity for farmers, their employees, crofters and landowners to gain up to date knowledge on any changes that could affect them, as well as asking questions where appropriate.

Topics which have previously been discussed include some of the most common problems faced by DVSA and other bodies, as well as driving licence issues, weights, transportation of dangerous goods and tachographs.

Jamie Smart, who runs NFU Scotland’s vehicle helpline, commented: “Vehicle legislation is a topic that is complicated and can cause confusion amongst farmers and those that use agricultural vehicles.

“It was evident from the event we held last November that there is a need for events like these to better inform our members who have questions, or want to find out more information about certain transportation issues that are legally important.

“Not everyone always complies with the law, some unknowingly, and these workshops will give them the skills and knowledge to comply with the law, therefore we encourage everyone to come along and participate.

“We continuously work with the DVSA, and it is great that once again we have both organisations working in conjunction to host the latest round of workshops.

“We will be releasing more details in due course to our members on how they can attended the workshops.”

Note to editors:

  • The following events are taking place:
    • Wednesday 5 November:  T French & Sons, Stonebriggs, Cronberry, Cumnock, Ayrshire KA18 3LP.
    • Thursday 13 November:  Forfar Mart, 48 St John Street, Forfar, DD8 3EZ.
    • Friday 21 November: UA Mart, Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN.
    • Tuesday 9 December: Dingwall & Highland Marts Limited, Humberston, Bailechaul Road, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9TP.
  • Spaces are limited and booking is required. For NFU Scotland members who would like to book a place, please call 0131 472 4000.

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Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4006

Date Published:

News Article No.: 160/14


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