Scotland's national sheep event, NSA Scotsheep 2022, is being held in Angus for the first time in 30 years.

This leading event couldn't have come at a better time as we finally get back to some form of normality after a difficult two years.

The Scottish region of the National Sheep Association is extremely fortunate in securing Over Finlarg as the venue for this year's event, as it demonstrates how one farming couple has built up a successful livestock enterprise in a short period of time.

We are indebted to Robert and Hazel McNee for their efforts in providing a farm in tip-top condition and for all the work they have put in over the last three years, given the difficulties and delays that came with the pandemic.

Although farmers are continuing to produce the very best of produce 365 days of the year, all sectors of agriculture are facing unprecedented times as input costs are rapidly rising and we carry more risk than ever before.

I hope that this event will not only be a sociable one but a time for farmers and industry leaders to get together and discuss prospects for the sheep industry as this prestigious event showcases all the latest developments in technology, genetics, husbandry and marketing to help farmers maximise the potential of their sheep enterprises.

We have plenty to keep our visitors occupied with throughout the day, with more than 180 commercial and educational trade stands and 30 sheep breed stands on show, as well as a host of activities, demonstrations, competitions and seminars.

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I'm sure this is a corner of the map many Scottish livestock farmers haven't visited before, so I encourage you to make some time for the farm tour and enjoy the idyllic views across Dundee, Fife and Grampian, as well as the quality pedigree and commercial livestock bred here on this 740-acre unit.

Our thanks must go to all event sponsors and exhibitors, in particular our major sponsor Virgin Money, without whose generous support it would not be possible to put together such a fantastic event.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our host farmers, members of the organising committee and event organiser Euan Emslie, who have all put in a tremendous amount of work to make this day possible.

All that's left for me to say is enjoy your day out with us at Over Finlarg and let's make it one to remember.

Willy Millar, NSA Scotsheep 2022, Chairman of the organising committee