The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Letter to be given out to key staff


NFU Scotland (NFUS) has produced a template letter which can be shown to police who stop agricultur­al workers who are undertakin­g necessary journeys.

The letter is designed to be printed on company headed paper and demonstrat­es the holder is an employee of the firm and is “absolutely essential” to the business.

It comes as the NFUS launches an online resource for farmers and crofters to keep up to date with Covid-19 issues.

The website covers a range of issues including employment, quality assurance, commodity updates and informatio­n for employers whose staff members must travel to enable food production.

The site also contains an interactiv­e map showing farms that are actively recruiting staff, along with contact details which allow the potential employee to get in touch with farms.

There are currently 24 farms recruiting on the site including Redhouse Farm near Inverurie.

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