Future agri policy for Scotland to be determined at NFUS roadshows
As Scottish agriculture looks to adapt to an unpredictable future, NFU Scotland has organised a 13-date series of member meetings around Scotland to seek views on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include.
The“Future Agricultural Policy for Scotland” roadshows kick off in Castle Douglas on Wednesday, November 7, and take in meetings in Lauder, Perth, Ayr, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stepps, Campbeltown, Oban, Sleat,Thurso, Dingwall and Inverurie.
They will focus on engaging with members as the Union builds on its Steps to Change – A New Agricultural Policy for Scotland document launched in late March.
There will be a member of the policy team, regional team and presidential team at each of the meetings.
Scotland’s agriculture policy landscape is shifting and major influences such as the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill and the Scottish Government’s Stability and Simplicity proposals could have significant implications for every farm and croft in Scotland.
NFU Scotland is determined to ensure Scotland’s future agricultural policy delivers a profitable and sustainable future for all agricultural businesses.To do that, input from members is needed. Officials need to know what their priorities are and what measures will best enable them to achieve them.
The meeting in Castle Douglas takes place at ThreaveVisitor Centre, starting at 7pm.