Farmers Invited to Free Peeblesshire Fire and Rural Crime Event

Farmers in the Lothians and Borders region are being invited to a free ‘walk and talk’ farm event on fire safety and crime prevention.

The informal event, organised jointly by NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, will provide a key opportunity to discuss current rural crime and fire-related issues.

Taking place at Haswellsykes Farm, Peebles on Thursday 9 June, the event will include practical demonstrations on security systems, crime prevention equipment and fire safety techniques.

This follows on from previous successful events held in the region to encourage farmers to take practical steps to secure their property.

Kerry Barr, NFU Scotland’s Regional Manager for Lothians and Borders commented: “NFU Scotland continues to work with partner agencies to provide farmers with practical advice on protecting their property. This event is the latest in a series of similar events being organised by the Union across the country.

“Representatives from NFU Scotland, the police and the fire and rescue service will be on hand to provide advice and to discuss a wide range of issues including general and specific fire safety and crime prevention measures including wildlife crime.”

Notes to Editors

  • The Farm Fire Safety and Crime Prevention Event takes place on Thursday 9 June between 1pm and 3.30pm at Haswellsykes Farm, Peebles, EH45 9JL.
  • No booking is necessary but more information is available from the Scottish Borders Safer Communities Team on 01835 823204.
  • For members of the press who would like to attend please email


Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4108

Date Published:

News Article No.: 134/16

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