Member Surgery for Lothian and Borders

Members asked to book for Newton St Boswells on 6 March

Lothian and Borders region is giving members the opportunity to speak to the Union’s officeholders and staff in confidence on a one-to-one basis.  The Lothian and Borders surgery follows other successful surgeries across Scotland.

Members will have the chance to put questions and views directly to new President, Allan Bowie; new Vice President Andrew McCornick and Policy Director, Jonnie Hall, at a members’ surgery in the NFU Scotland office in Newtown St Boswells on Friday 6 March.  The surgery will coincide with the regular implement sale at the nearby auction mart.

To book a meeting, members are asked to call Regional Manager Kerry Barr on 07780 441750 or email:

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Regional Manager Kerry Barr said: “Members are at the heart of everything NFU Scotland does.  That means giving them a wide range of ways in which they can raise their worries or concerns with their Union.  

“While many of our members are happy to pick up the phone, write an email or attend an event, it sometimes needs a face-to-face meeting for a member discuss a matter that is very important to them.

“And the number of topics that may be on our members’ minds is growing – new CAP and SRDP schemes, nitrate restrictions, Less Favoured Areas support, agricultural holdings, land reform, inspections or cross-compliance to name a few.

“Any subjects that a member may require assistance with, or an issue that they would like to see the Union tackle can be brought to the meeting. We would simply ask members to call ahead and make an appointment with an outline of the subject they would like to discuss so that we can make sure they get to discuss it with the most appropriate person.

“It will also possible to drop in on the day but members will need to be prepared to wait for a free slot.”  


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Date Published:

News Article No.: 36/15

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