'Beef after Brexit' will be the topical theme for a seminar at the forthcoming Scotland's Beef Event, at North Bethelnie, Oldmeldrum, on May 30.

Five industry experts will give their perspectives on what shape the beef industry will take after Brexit finally happens. The discussion panel will be chaired by SRUC PR consultant and former BBC Scotland reporter, Ken Rundle.

The panel will consist of farming economist, Peter Cook, who is also a director of food, drink and agriculture with Opportunity North-east (ONE); politician and farmer, Colin Clark, MP for Gordon and who farms at Thomastown, Auchterless; banker, Brian Richardson, head of Agriculture with the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group; farmer and vet, Kate Rowell, chair of Quality Meat Scotland; and David Watson, who runs a herd of 440 Salers cross suckler cows at Darnford, Durris, Banchory, which was the Scottish Beef Farm of the Year in 2015.

Chairman of the organising committee and vice-chair of the Scottish Beef Association, David Barron, said: "We may, or may not, know the outcome of the ongoing political battle on Brexit, but either way, our panel will have strong views on where we are and the impact on the beef industry of the various Brexit options.

"This seminar is sure to give us all a fascinating insight into the implications of Brexit for the beef industry, which is such an important part of Scotland's agricultural economy, particularly in the North-east."