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Members of NFU Scotland are being encouraged to ‘drop in’ to its show stand at this week’s Royal Highland Show to ask questions and seek advice.
Dedicated drop-in sessions over three of the four days have been planned to allow those looking to speak about tenancies, dyslexia or seek advice on land registration to discuss their issues.
The schedule is:
Today (Thursday June 22) from 10am to 11.30am – Scott Bond, head of voluntary registration in the agricultural and rural sector with Registers of Scotland, will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to apply for voluntary registration and protect land on Scotland’s land register.
Tomorrow (Friday) from 1pm to 4pm – Tenancy drop-in surgery with NFU Scotland’s policy manager Gemma Cooper to allow NFU Scotland members who are engaged in agricultural tenancies the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have with regards to tenancies, to find out the latest Scottish Government legislative developments or to discuss wider NFU Scotland policy in this area.
Sunday June 25 from 10am to 2pm – Following on from the success of previous years and organised as part of NFU Scotland’s Farming with Dyslexia campaign, the union has once again teamed up with Dyslexia Scotland to offer drop-in sessions for members and those working in the agricultural industry to obtain advice in confidence about dyslexia.
Andrew McCornick, NFU Scotland president, commented: ‘With so many pertinent issues affecting farmers and crofters, we’ve teamed up with various organisations to give members the opportunity through dedicated surgeries to speak in confidence and gain advice about tenancies, land registration and dyslexia.
‘If you can’t make it along at the above times, do still pop along to stand 143 at Avenue 7 at a time that suits you and we’ll do our best to help. Alternatively, you can call 0131 472 4000 if you’d like to set up an appointment with any of the NFU Scotland team to discuss your issues one-to-one and we’ll try to accommodate you.’