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Union to Embark on 15-Date Roadshow Round Scotland

Convergence, Brexit, supply chains, future support and climate change all on the agenda for #NFUSOnTour

NFU Scotland is embarking on a 15-date policy roadshow tour of Scotland with every farming and crofting member encouraged to attend.

Starting on Thursday 7 November in Castle Douglas, the tour will take in Dingwall, Thurso, Kirkwall, Irvine, Inverurie, Perth, Broadford, Benbecula, Stornoway, Lerwick, Tarbert, Oban and Carfraemill before finishing at Stepps near Glasgow on Wednesday 4 December.

One member of the Union’s officeholder team – President Andrew McCornick or Vice Presidents Charlie Adam and Martin Kennedy – will be at each meeting accompanied by Director of Policy Jonnie Hall.

Speaking ahead of the roadshows starting in two weeks’ time, Jonnie Hall said: “Politics and policy are rapidly shaping our industry’s future at a time when farming and crofting face unprecedented physical and financial challenges.

“From convergence, Brexit and future support to climate change and supply chains, every sector of Scottish agriculture faces a period of significant change.  At the same time, Scottish agriculture must also make the most of any new opportunities.

“Our priority is to secure a prosperous future for Scottish agriculture and all that it underpins.  These 15 roadshows present an opportunity for members to have their say on urgent policy matters that will inevitably impact on them in the months and years to come.”  

Notes to Editors

  • The dates and venues of the 15 policy roadshows are as follows:

-    7.00pm - Thursday 7 November - The Market Inn Hotel, Castle Douglas
-    7.00pm – Monday 11 November - Dingwall Mart, Dingwall
-    7.00pm – Tuesday 12 November - Park hotel, Thurso
-    7.30pm – Wednesday 13 November - Albert Hotel, Kirkwall
-    7.30pm – Wednesday 13 November - The Gailes Hotel, Irvine
-    7.00pm – Monday 18 November - Glen Garioch Room, Thainstone
-    7.30pm – Thursday 21 November - McDiarmid Park, Perth
-    7.30pm – Monday 25 November - Broadford Village Hall, Broadford
-    7.30pm – Tuesday 26 November - Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula
-    7.30pm – Wednesday 27 November – Caladh Hotel, Stornoway
-    7.00pm – Thursday 28 November – Lerwick Hotel, Lerwick
-    1.00pm – Friday 29 November – Tarbert Bowling Club, Tarbert
-    6.30pm – Friday 29 November – Corran Halls, Oban
-    7.30pm – Monday 2 December – The Lodge, Carfraemill
-    7.30pm – Wednesday 4 December – Garfield House Hotel, Stepps

  • Members of the media are invited to attend.  If you would like to go to any of the above events, please email: media@nfus.org.uk


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Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006


Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 147/19


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