NFUS Vice President Elections Open for Applications

Nominations are now being sought for the two Vice Presidential positions at NFU Scotland.   

Any NFUS member can be nominated for election, providing they are proposed and seconded by fellow NFUS members.   The election will take place at the NFUS Council meeting on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews following the AGM & Annual Dinner the previous day.

Those wishing to stand for these positions should contact NFUS Chief Executive Scott Walker to obtain a proposal form, which must then be signed and returned to him by Friday, 13 December 2013.

NFU Scotland CEO Scott Walker said:

“The annual event of electing our two Vice Presidents is now open and we invite applications.   Members of NFU Scotland’s council – a body made up from representatives of each of the Union’s 75 branches - will then select the successful candidates on 11 February 2014.

“These are exciting and challenging times for Scottish agriculture and these positions offer the opportunity to play an important role in representing NFU Scotland’s members and shaping Scotland’s food and farming industries for the future.”

Notes to Editors

  • The current Vice Presidents at NFU Scotland are Allan Bowie and Rob Livesey.  Allan was first elected to the post in 2009 and Rob was elected in 2013.
  • Nomination forms for the position of Vice President are available from NFU Scotland Chief Executive Scott Walker.  Scott can be contacted on 0131 472 4001 or Email:  Alternatively Scott can be contacted in writing at NFU Scotland, Rural Centre, West Mains, Ingliston, Midlothian, EH28 8LT.  
  • The application period will close on Friday, 13 December and candidates announced on Monday, 16 December. 
  • NFU Scotland Presidents serve a two-year term and can serve a maximum of two terms.  NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller was first elected in February 2011 and re-elected as President in February 2013.  He will stand down as President in February 2015.  NFU Scotland has two Vice Presidential positions and elections are held annually.  There is no limit to the number of terms an individual member can serve as Vice President.
  • A photograph of NFU Scotland’s current Presidential team is available on request.


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Date Published:

News Article No.: 143/13

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