NFU Scotland has unveiled the key speakers for its national AGM held on the 8th and 9th of February.

Scotland’s First Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP will address delegates at the event which includes the annual dinner and conference which will focus on the role of the regulation, market, and supply chains.

Following Mr Yousaf’s speech, Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon will host a question-and-answer session.

NFU Scotland president Martin Kennedy said: “NFU Scotland’s National Conference, AGM, and dinner is a long-established highlight of the Scottish agricultural calendar, and we are delighted to have the First Minister join us to address our delegates on Friday morning.

“NFU Scotland has had the opportunity to meet the First Minister on several occasions since his appointment and we have been in correspondence with him on key issues including future agricultural policy and funding for our sector.

“The theme of the conference is securing a profitable and sustainable future for Scotland’s farmers and crofters, and the benefits that would deliver for our rural economy, our rural communities, and our ambitions on increasing biodiversity and reducing emissions.

“We look forward to hearing from the First Minister on how his Government will support and deliver that vision in the months and years ahead.”

In what is shaping up to be a challenging election at Westminster, under Secretary of State for Scotland John Lamont will give a UK government address and also hold a question and answer session with delegates.

Other sessions at the event include a market overview of trends and consumer behaviour in Scotland, while a supplier perspective will be provided by Dan Gilmour of Gilmour Butchers and Robert Champman of Farmlay.

Another slot will consider the European perspective, led by Nicolai Hansen, former CEO at KMC Amba in Denmark.

The First Minister’s speech will be delivered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 9, while John Lamont will speak on Thursday 8.