NFU Brexit debate at Turriff Show

A leading panel of speakers from across the UK will debate the impact of Brexit at a major event in North East Scotland on Monday, 31 July.

Turriff Show, which runs on both Sunday 30 July and Monday 31 July, is a highlight in the farming calendar. On the second day of the show, NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick will chair a panel where speakers will be asked to give their post-Brexit vision for Scotland and the UK. The session starts at 2 pm on the NFU Scotland stand (Stand Number – 122).

The panel will include Minette Batters, Vice President of NFU England and Wales; Nigel Miller former President of NFU Scotland and Chairman of Livestock Health Scotland and Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy at NFUS.

The panelists will be given 10 minutes to outline their views before the farmer audience will have an opportunity to question the top table.

NFU Scotland’s Regional Manager Lorna Paterson said

We are delighted to facilitate this event on our stand at Turriff, giving our members a golden opportunity to ask questions of this expert panel and make their opinions known on what they wish to see happening post-Brexit.

All members of the Union have now received a copy of the Union’s discussion document on Brexit – ‘CHANGE – A New Agricultural Policy for Scotland Post-Brexit’ – and this debate is another fantastic chance for members to tell us what they think and help shape the future for Scottish and UK farming.

A copy of CHANGE – A New Agricultural Policy for Scotland Post-Brexit can be downloaded from the NFU Scotland website here.

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Also at Turriff Show on Sunday evening NFU will hold drinks reception and buffet, featuring Scottish produce and the presentation of the Unsung Hero Award, will take place from 5.30pm until 8.00pm. The event is sponsored by Malcolm Allan and Mr Allan will also be the guest speaker. All members, their families and Young Farmers are invited. NFU Scotland’s President, Andrew McCornick, will present the Unsung Hero Award.

On Monday, members are also invited to participate in round the table discussions with cross party MSPs, MPs and Aberdeenshire Council’s CEO, Jim Savege at 11 am -12 pm.

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