Argyll union members meet the candidates
Farmers and crofters from Argyll and the islands will get the chance to hear candidates state their case for election to the post of union vice-president.
At the regional AGM and election hustings, to be held at Tarbert’s Stonefield Castle Hotel on Friday January 11, three candidates will meet local members of the National Farmers’ Union Scotland.
Hoping to deputise for NFUS president Andrew McCornick are current vice- president Martin Kennedy, livestock committee chairman Charlie Adam and combinable crops committee chairman Ian Sands.
Each is set to be quizzed on a number of aspects of agricultural policy and how they would deliver on these for the union. The vice-presidential election will take place at the union’s council meeting in Glasgow on February 8.
As part of the regional AGM, the annual Argyll and the Islands Stalwart Award will also be handed out.
The award, in memory of Mull farmers Bert Leitch and Lachlan MacLean, is presented each year to an NFUS member who has followed in their footsteps and given their time and effort to the work of the union in the Argyll and the Islands region.
More on the AGM, hustings and stalwart award in next week’s edition.
The candidates: Charlie Adam, Martin Kennedy and Ian Sands.
NFUS president Andrew McCornick will remain in post.