Scots Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP is joining North East activists to hear the concerns of farmers and rural communities at this weekend’s Turriff Show.
Mr Rennie and local activist and campaigner Christine Jardine will meet NFU representives and others to listen to how they view the issues surrounding the implementation of the latest CAP reforms.
Ms. Jardine – who was the party’s candidate in the recent General Election said
It was clear from what farmers, including my own friends and family, are telling me that they are unhappy with the way measures are being implemented.
We want to know how the changes, and their management are affecting the rural community, and what they feel we can do to help.
The show is one of the main events of the year and we are also keen to support it and the communities for whom if remains a vital part or the rural economy.
Too often the needs of our rural communities have been overlooked in the last few years and we are determined to change that.
Both Willie Rennie MSP and Christine Jardine will be available at the National Farmers Union Scotland stand on Monday August 3rd at 2.30pm (confidentially the same time that Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead will be kicking off a national discussion on the future of Scottish agriculture) to discuss any issues or concerns representatives or members of the farming community may have.