Regional Project Success to be Celebrated At Dumfries Show this Weekend

The success of three local projects is to be celebrated with a reception at Dumfries Show this Saturday (4 August)

One year on from their launch, representatives from the Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women’s Network; the Health and Wellbeing in the Farming Community Project and the region’s Retired Farming Social Group will be recognised for their achievements over the past 12 months.

Several local politicians will join NFU Scotland members on the Union’s stand at a reception, sponsored by Savills.

Regional Chairman, Rupert Shaw, who farms at Gledpark, near Borgue said: “As we continue to face the ongoing challenges created by extremely volatile weather these past 14 months, I feel it is important to showcase and celebrate our regional projects that continue to build resilience within our industry.  

“These projects demonstrate that the strong desire within farming circles to help ourselves can be further boosted by simple co-operation.  All three of the projects we are celebrating demonstrate a willingness to drive forward friendships, teamwork, knowledge and capacity.  I publicly thank all those who have been involved and wish them continued success.  We should be proud of these initiatives which deserve to be adopted Scotland-wide.” Ends

Notes to Editors

  • The reception celebrating the success of local projects and initiatives will be held on the NFU Scotland stand (G1) at Dumfries Show on Saturday 4 August, starting at 11.00am.  
  • Attendees will hear from NFUS Regional Chairman Rupert Shaw; Kay Paton of Savills (sponsor); Tracey Roan of Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women’s Network; Claire Thirlwall and Richard Smith of Dumfries and Galloway Health and Wellbeing in the Farming Community and Jill Rennie from the Retired Farmers Group.  NFU Scotland Vice President Gary Mitchell will also be attending the show.
  • Note that Stuart Martin of the Scottish Dairy Hub and Alistair Marshall and Fiona Jamieson from Royal Highland Educational Trust - Dumfries and Galloway will also be on the stand and a cheque from the Dairy Hub support the work of RHET in the region is to be presented at the reception.
  • If media would like to attend, please contact Regional Manager Teresa Dougall, NFU Scotland T: 07718 425053 E:

Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 106/18

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