Union welcomes new directors
THERE is a new look to NFU Scotland board of directors.
Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick was elected the 62nd president of NFU Scotland, while Perthshire farmer Martin Kennedy and Gary Mitchell from Wigtownshire are the union’s new vice-presidents.
A significant number of other changes to regional and committee roles means that the union’s board has many new faces.
New regional chairmen include Rupert Shaw (Dumfries and Galloway); Willie Harper (Forth and Clyde); Martin Birse (Highland); Kelvin Pate (Lothian and Borders); David Winton (North East) and Jim Nicolson (Orkney and Shetland).
The new chairman of the union’s influential milk committee is Cumbernauld producer James Rankin, Badenheath, who replaces Graeme Kilpatrick.