Jake is awarded top farmers’ union accolade
WELL-KNOWN Skye NFU Scotland group secretary and NFU Mutual local agent Jake Sayles has been awarded one of the union’s highest accolades.
Jake has been presented with the John Miskelly Award, which was established in memory of John Miskelly, an ‘inspirational figure’ who served as regional manager with the union. The annual award was organised by John’s family following his death in 2006.
Now in its 11th year, the trophy is presented in recognition of those who have shown, through outstanding dedication and achievement, their commitment to NFU Scotland and Scottish farming.
Jake has served as local group secretary for NFU Scotland for nearly 10 years.
In 2016, Jake played a pivotal role in the setting up of the first new branch of NFU Scotland for many decades, to better serve his local members on the Western Isles and in response to the union’s increasing crofting membership.
Jake grew up in Caithness and initially took up the post of group secretary in the busy Perth office in 2008 before moving onto Skye in 2012.
Since moving to Skye, Jake has grown NFU Scotland’s membership substantially.