Safety first for farm­ers

The Oban Times - - Farming -

FARM­ERS from Ar­gyll joined oth­ers from the Forth and Clyde re­gions for a free farm fire safety and crime pre­ven­tion event.

The in­for­mal event was or­gan­ised jointly by NFU Scot­land, Po­lice Scot­land, the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, Forestry Com­mis­sion Scot­land and Scot­tish Land and Es­tates, and pro­vided a key op­por­tu­nity for farm­ers to dis­cuss their ru­ral crime and fire-re­lated is­sues.

Tak­ing place at Luss Es­tates on Fri­day June 17, the event in­cluded prac­ti­cal demon­stra­tions on se- cu­rity sys­tems, crime pre­ven­tion equip­ment and fire safety tech­niques.

Tom French, NFU Scot­land’s re­gional chair­man for Forth and Clyde, said: ‘NFU Scot­land con­tin­ues to work with part­ner agen­cies to pro­vide farm­ers with prac­ti­cal ad­vice on pro­tect­ing their prop­erty. This event is the lat­est in a se­ries of sim­i­lar events be­ing or­gan­ised by the union across the coun­try.

‘The day was well at­tended by farm­ers and oth­ers within the in­dus­try, and cov­ered a wide range of ru­ral is­sues.’

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