Farmers Invited to Free Farm Crime Prevention and Fire Safety Event in Strathaven

A ‘walk and talk’ farm crime prevention and fire safety event in Strathaven will provide NFU Scotland members with key information to protect their property.

The event, organised by NFU Scotland in conjunction with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland, will take place on Tuesday 9 August at East Merkland Farm, Strathaven, by permission of the Dyet family.

Representatives will be on hand from all of the organisations involved to answer questions and give guidance and there will be practical demonstrations on security systems, crime prevention and fire safety techniques.

Tom French, Regional Chairman for Forth and Clyde, commented: “NFU Scotland continues to work with partner agencies to provide farmers with practical advice on protecting their property and encourages farmers from the area to attend this event.  The threat of rural crime is always present so it is vital farms know the best and most effective ways to protect their property.

“This event is the latest in a series of similar events organised by the Union across the country. Advice will be readily available to assist farmers in making their property as secure and as safe as possible.”

Notes to Editors

  • The farm crime prevention and fire safety event will take place on 9 August at East Merkland Farm, Strathaven, ML10 6PR by kind permission of the Dyet family from 10.30am to 1.30pm. All farmers welcome and lunch will be provided. To book your place(s), please call 0131 472 4000 or text crime and your name(s) to 07789 796 582 by Friday 6 August.
  • For media who would like to attend please email


Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4108

Date Published:

News Article No.: 180/16

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