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Union Invite the Whole Family on Stand at this Year’s Turriff Show

Members and their families are being invited to join NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual on their stand at Turriff Show at the beginning of August.

Taking place over 5 and 6 August, the show stand agenda is set to once again be packed with events and activities with local group secretaries, NFU Mutual staff and NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick all on hand to speak to members about a range of local and national issues.

The highlight of the show’s social side will be the drinks reception on the Sunday evening, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, hosted by sponsor Malcolm Allan (Housebuilders) Ltd, and will see the prestigious Unsung Hero Award presented to one of the North East region’s deserving members.

During the drinks reception there will also be a mini auction with all proceeds going to Livestock Health Scotland to work on further projects like the calf collection scheme.

Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to win an entirely unique Andrew McCornick teddy bear, by guessing the President’s birth date. Proceeds from this competition will go to Mental Health Aberdeen, a charity which supports those who are suffering from mental health issues in the local area.

On Monday 6 August, members are invited to join NFU Scotland at the stand for meetings with local politicians and Aberdeenshire Council’s Chief Executive from 11am.

The afternoon sees a Brexit panel session from 2pm which will include George Lyon, former MEP and NFU Scotland President and who is currently a consultant in Brussels; Sarah Millar from Soil Association; Stephen Kenyon, Scottish Chairman of Agricultural Industries Confederation and Sandy Hay, Agricultural Director at Bank of Scotland.

Davie Winton, NFU Scotland North East Chairman, said: “Turriff Show is always a great day out for farmers, families and the rest, with plenty to do for everyone.

“The drinks reception is always a good night and it is always a pleasure to see a local stalwart get a bit of recognition with the Unsung Hero Award.

“It has been a long, dry summer for us in the North East and I know that there are plenty of issues which member would like to raise on a face to face basis, which is exactly why they need to get themselves onto the stand.”

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Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4059


Author: Douglas Ross

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News Article No.: 105/18


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