Drop in and ask Your Questions at Free Royal Highland Show Surgeries

Tenancy issues, dyslexia and land registration on Union’s agenda

Members of NFU Scotland are being encouraged to ‘drop in’ to its show stand 143 at Avenue 7 throughout next week’s Royal Highland Show to ask their questions and seek advice on specific issues.

Dedicated drop-in sessions over three of the four days have been planned to allow those looking to speak about tenancies, dyslexia or seek advice on land registration, to discuss their issues.

The schedule is as follows:
  • Thursday 22 June from 10am to 11.30am – Scott Bond, Head of Voluntary Registration in the agricultural and rural sector with Registers of Scotland, will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to apply for voluntary registration and protect your land on Scotland’s land register.
  • Friday 23 June from 1pm to 4pm – Tenancy drop-in surgery with NFU Scotland’s Policy Manager Gemma Cooper to allow NFU Scotland members who are engaged in agricultural tenancies the opportunity to discuss any queries or concerns that they may have with regards to tenancies, to find out the very latest Scottish Government legislative developments, or to discuss wider NFU Scotland policy in this area.
  • Sunday 25 June from 10am to 2pm – Following on from success of previous years and organised as part of NFU Scotland’s Farming with Dyslexia campaign, the Union has once again teamed up with Dyslexia Scotland to offer drop-in sessions for members, and those working in the agricultural industry, to obtain advice in confidence about dyslexia.

Andrew McCornick, NFU Scotland President commented: “With so many pertinent issues affecting farmers and crofters, we’ve teamed up with various organisations to give members the opportunity through dedicated surgeries to speak in confidence, and gain advice about tenancies, land registration and dyslexia.

“If you can’t make it along to the above times, do still pop along to the stand at a time when it suits you and we’ll do our best to help. Alternatively, you can call 0131 472 4000 if you’d like to set up an appointment with any of the NFU Scotland team to discuss your issues on a one-to-one basis and we’ll try to accommodate you.

“The Royal Highland Show is very much about speaking to and listening to our members, and this year is no different. I, alongside the rest of the team, look forward to meeting with many of farmers, crofters and those working across the industry next week in what is set to be an exciting show once again.” Ends

Notes to Editors
  • The Royal Highland Show takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston from Thursday 22 June to Sunday 25 June. NFU Scotland’s stand 143 can be found on Avenue 7 behind the clock tower next to the main ring. 
  • Drop in sessions as follows:
  • Thursday 22 June from 10am to 11.30am – Drop-in session with Scott Bond of Registers of Scotland
  • Friday 23 June from 1pm to 4pm – Tenancy surgery with Policy Manager Gemma Cooper
  • Sunday 25 June from 10am to 2pm – Farming with Dyslexia drop-in with Fiona Dickinson from Dyslexia Scotland

Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4108.

Author: Ruth McClean

Date Published:

News Article No.: 82/17

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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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