The Royal Northern Agricultural Society has appointed two people to replace Alison Argo, who steps down after 15 years as secretary/treasurer on Friday, November 3.

Her successors have just been announced as Fiona Davidson, secretary and Margaret Frank who takes on the role of treasurer.

Originally from Torphins, Fiona Davidson has been a director of the RNAS for eight years. Fiona was a livestock buyer with McIntosh Donald and a livestock canvasser with Aberdeen and Northern Marts.

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Stepping into the role of treasurer is Blairgowrie-born Margaret Frank who now lives in Newmachar. A mother of three young farmers, Margaret is a self-employed bookkeeper who works with many farmers and estates throughout Aberdeenshire.

Commenting on her time in the post, Alison Argo said: “Since I started with the RNAS I have worked with 15 presidents, six specialist event convenors and too many directors to count. I have enjoyed every minute, particularly the development and delivery of the specialist events and being involved in the various Royal visits we have welcomed over the years.”