NFUS Presidential Elections Open for Applications

NFU Scotland’s Presidential team will change in February next year when Jim McLaren stands down after serving as President of NFU Scotland for the past four years.  The offices of President and Vice-President are now open for nominations.  

Any NFUS member can be nominated for election, providing they are proposed and seconded by NFUS members.  The election will take place at the NFUS Council meeting on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews following the AGM & Annual Dinner the previous day.

Those wishing to compete for these positions should contact NFUS Chief Executive James Withers to obtain a proposal form, which must then be signed and returned to him by Friday, 18 December 2010.

The President will be elected for two years, with a maximum of one additional two-year term if re-elected.   The two Vice-Presidential posts are both for one-year terms and are elected annually.

It is expected that there will be hustings meetings around the country in January at which all NFUS members will have an opportunity to hear from all the candidates.

Members of NFU Scotland’s council will then select the successful candidates on 15 February 2011.  The Union’s council is a body made up from representatives of each of the Union’s 71 branches.


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Date Published:

News Article No.: 165/10

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