NFU Scotland unveils 11-stop Highlands and Islands tour

A FIVE-DAY roadshow will take place across the Highlands and Islands in order for NFU Scotland to spend time with farmers and crofters. Commencing on Monday, June 5, until Friday, June 9, the roadshow has been organised by the union in order to gather views on crofting law reform, payment issues, species management and future support post-Brexit, amongst other topics. The roadshow will also be sponsored by Toyota, and is in partnership with Avonline Satellite Broadband.

NFUS president, Andrew McCornick and vice president, Martin Kennedy, will be on the road, alongside crofting policy manager, Lucy Sumsion, and local group secretaries. Mr McCornick will attend venues on June 8 and June 9, while Mr Kennedy will be present on June 5 and June 6. The itinerary will be:

Monday, June 5 – 11am to 2pm at Lochaber Rural Complex, Fort William, and 7:30pm at Lochailort Inn;

Tuesday, June 6 – 9am at Clan Donald Centre, Sleat, Isle of Skyle, 11:30am to 12:30pm at Lochside Crafts Cafe, Dunvegan, and 7:30pm at Lochmaddy Hotel, North Uist;

Wednesday, June 7 – 12noon to 3pm at the public car park, found on Pier Road, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, and 7:30pm at Caladh Inn, Stornoway;

Thursday, June 8 – 11am to 1pm at the Tesco car park, in Ullapool and 7pm at Durness Golf Club;

Friday, June 9 – 12noon at the Craggan Hotel, Skinnet, Talmine which will include a croft walk at Melness Crofters Estate, and 7:30pm at Lairg Community Centre.

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