Farm security tops agenda in Barrhill

Local farmers at the Barrhill event. Front row: (L to R) Christine Cuthbertson (NFU), , PC Graeme Gordon, and Teresa Dougall (Scottish Land and Estates)
Local farmers at the Barrhill event. Front row: (L to R) Christine Cuthbertson (NFU), , PC Graeme Gordon, and Teresa Dougall (Scottish Land and Estates)

PC Graeme Gordon visited Artnoch Farm in Barrhill last week for the second in his series of farm security talks. The project, which is a collaboration between the police, NFU, and Scottish Lands and Estates, is designed to help farmers protect their property and keep criminals at bay.

Several local farmers turned up for the event, and in addition to getting the benefit of professional advice, they were able to swap ideas amongst themselves.

PC Gordon, who also runs a Rural Watch scheme with over 470 members said: “The days when you could leave your keys in your car or your door unlocked in rural areas are gone, and being aware that professional thieves are targeting things like quad bikes, diesel, and livestock is important.” Anyone wanting more information about farm security or the rural watch scheme should contact PC Gordon at Maybole Police Station.