WELL known Loch Lomond couple Anne and Bobby Lennox have been awarded the NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual ambassador award. 
The pair, from Shantron Farm, near Luss, have become well-known faces to TV audiences as one of the farming couples to star in the first series of the BBC’s award-winning ‘This Farming Life’ programme. The award, presented at the union’s AGM in Glasgow, is also in recognition of the support that Anne and Bobby have given to hill farming, the young farmers’ movement, education and tourism over many years.
Bobby joined the family partnership in 1974, where an important part of the business is a bed and breakfast business, with both local produce and stunning views. He is also president of the SAYFC – following in his late father’s footsteps – and Shantron has hosted thousands of schoolchildren, being ardent supporters of the Royal Highland Educational Trust.
Bobby has also been a branch and area chairman of NFUS, and is also a Moredun regional advisor.
After the presentation, SAYFC chief executive Penny Montgomerie said: “On behalf of all Scottish Young Farmers, we would like congratulate our president Bobby Lennox, and his wife Anne, on this well-deserved accolade. 
“They are true ambassadors for the Scottish agricultural industry, passionately promoting food and farming both on and off farm and we are delighted to see them recognised this evening.”
Local RHET organiser Sheila Bannerman added: “Their enthusiasm for food and farming is infectious and has a huge influence on schoolkids. Bobby was always involved with RHET Clyde, but he became a director of RHET Dumbarton, Lomond and Renfrewshire when it formed in 2007 and he, and Anne, are tireless supporters of our work in this area.
“Year in, year out, Bobby and Anne host numerous groups of pupils at Shantron – not just local schools but also from Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway – and Bobby regularly helps us out with classroom visits to schools in the area. He is a regular feature in the two-day food and farming event that we stage each year, entertaining and engaging with hundreds of schoolchildren.”