Ar­gyll union mem­bers meet the can­di­dates

Argyllshire Advertiser - - FARMING -

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.

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