Following the British Wool Marketing Board’s call for nominations for board members, an elections is to be held to select from a choice of candidates for its Scottish Southern region.

|The three wool producers forward are: Ian Beck, of South Port O’Spittal, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Wigtownshire; Peter Myles, of Seventrees, Dalbog, Edzell, Brechin, Angus; and James Robertson, of Becks Farm, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.

Voting papers will be sent to all registered producers in the region on February 16, which must be returned to the Independent Returning Officer by 6pm on March 9. The term of office for as newly elected board member is three years, commencing April 1, 2017.