Union Appoints New Environment and Land Use Manager

Andrew Midgley takes up the important ELU role

Former Scottish Land and Estate Projects and Research Manager Dr Andrew Midgley is NFU Scotland’s new Environment and Land Use (ELU) Policy Manager.

Andrew has a wealth of experience in Scottish environmental land use, having received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh which focused on the culture of nature conservation in Scotland, as well as previously working at SRUC where he helped establish the Rural Policy Centre and at Scottish Natural Heritage where he worked on the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

Andrew Midgley said: “I’m delighted to be joining NFUS at this critical moment in the history of Scottish farming and land management. The whole industry faces a period of unprecedented change and NFUS has a pivotal role to play in influencing future direction and supporting members over the coming years. I’m looking forward to playing my part in supporting members over the coming years.

“The Environment and Land Use brief contains some very challenging and contentious issues and I look forward to getting out to understand members’ issues and concerns so that I can best represent them and find solutions.”

NFU Scotland Director of Policy Jonnie Hall commented on the appointment: “I am delighted to be able to welcome someone of Andrew’s calibre to NFU Scotland.

“Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the ELU role and I am confident that he will excel in helping the Union lobby on behalf our members.

 “Environment and Land Use Policy Manager is an important role in NFU Scotland with so many different issues effecting members across Scotland’s various landscapes and I am certain that Andrew will take the role and make it his own in the coming weeks and months.”

Notes to the Editor

  • NFU Scotland’s Environment and Land Use Manager is Dr Andrew Midgley. A photograph of Andrew is available by request from

Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4059

Author: Douglas Ross

Date Published:

News Article No.: 79/18

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