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Deadline Extended for Video Competition to Find Climate Friendly Farming Champion

Entry extended to 1 March 2021

NFU Scotland is searching for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion through an exciting new video competition.

Recent poor weather has made conditions for potential entrants to record entries very challenging, so the deadline has been extended to 1 March.

Hosted by NFU Scotland’s Next Generation group and supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, the competition is encouraging all Scotland’s farmers and crofters to take to video to outline the steps they are taking to reduce emissions and deliver wider environmental benefits.

The panel of judges will include Ben Macpherson MSP, newly appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment; Claire Taylor, political affairs editor at the Scottish Farmer and NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Chair Peter Moss.  

Those entering NFU Scotland’s competition will have a chance to win a state-of-the-art drone with a tailored un-manned ariel vehicle (UAV) upload and satellite imagery package from SoilEssentials.

Entrants simply record a three-minute video, sharing their views on how Scottish agriculture can respond to climate change challenges, highlighting the steps they have taken on-farm to tackle climate change. We would also love to see and hear about the wider environmental benefits from taking these steps.

Climate Change Policy Manager Ruth Taylor said: “Trying to produce a video that showcases the steps that Scotland’s farmers, crofters, and growers have taken to tackle climate change will have been a challenge in the recent wintry weather.  

“The new March 1 deadline will hopefully coincide with the emergence of spring and a better time for people to capture on video the great work taking place.   

“This video competition, in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland and SoilEssentials, will highlight the incredible strides being taken by Scotland’s farmers and crofters to reduce their emissions and protect the natural environment.”

Notes for Editors

  • The video guidelines for entrants are as follows:
    • Film in landscape and limit the video to 3 minutes maximum.  You can talk directly to camera, create a voiceover for pictures, or use animation and infographics
    • Please send a WeTransfer link (link) in an email, detailing your name and contact details, to ruth.taylor@nfus.org.uk 
  • Questions for entrants to consider are as follows:
    • Why do you think tackling the climate and biodiversity crises is important for Scottish agriculture?  What steps have you taken on your farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and restore/promote biodiversity?  What steps would you like to take in the future, and how would you like to be supported to do this (from government, training schemes, research projects, investment)?


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Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 12/21


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