Union heads to AGM

A top notch list of leading politicians and industry spokesmen have been lined up for NFU Scotland’s annual AGM and dinner, taking place in St Andrews on Monday 10 February and Tuesday 11 February.

The event will mark the end of the Union’s year of Centenary celebrations.

The first morning opens with presentations from the Union’s Chief Executive Scott Walker and President Nigel Miller.

The early afternoon session on the Monday starts with leading industry figure Brian Pack accompanied by Scotland’s Chief Agricultural Officer, Drew Sloan. The mid-afternoon session focusses on Scotland’s dairy sector and features Sir Jim Paice, chairman of First Milk, and Paul Grant, recently appointed as the first chairman of the Scottish Dairy Growth Board.

The Monday afternoon concludes with Scottish Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael and Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson. The Tuesday programme concludes with the annual address to NFU Scotland’s council from Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead.

NFU Scotland President, Nigel Miller, said: “It is fitting that, as we bring our Centenary celebrations to a close, we have attracted such a high calibre of speakers.”