NFU Scotland has recently taken to the road and hosted a number of on farm visits, with officials from both UK and Scottish Governments, visiting farms the length and breadth of the country.

With both the UK and Scottish parliaments now in recess for the summer holidays, NFUS took the opportunity to meet with key officials and show them the diverse range of farming and crofting activity taking place across Scotland. 

In the last week, the union hosted several on-farm meetings with policy leads from both the Scottish and UK governments, showing those who are charged with post-Brexit agricultural and environmental policy what is taking place. 

The meetings have taken place on an arable farm in East Lothian; a beef and sheep farm in Highland Perthshire; and an extensive hill farm on Mull. 

NFU Scotland’s director of policy, Jonnie Hall, said: “Over three days, and three very different farms, the very constructive discussions focussed on the union’s recently-published discussion document: ‘Change – A new agricultural policy post-Brexit’.

We have also looked at how a new, better targeted agricultural policy could allow Scotland’s active farmers and crofters to take more back from the marketplace while continuing to deliver an increasing range of significant and valued public benefits.”