Chance to quiz candidates

NFU Scotland is hosting two hustings meetings within the East Central region in the coming weeks ahead of the General Election in May.

These will be held at the Finavon Hotel, near Forfar on Tuesday April 14 and Huntingtower Hotel, Perth on Wednesday, April 29. Both events start at 7 p.m. are open to everyone with an interest in agriculture who lives and works in the local area and will be an opportunity to put questions to candidates from all the main political parties.

NFUS is calling upon the team of politicians who will be elected on May 7 to support Scottish farmers by promoting Scotland’s larder at home and abroad, which will also be key over the next five years.

The Union is also calling upon UK politicians to consider a more co-ordinated approach to export promotion and fairness in the supply chain.

Kate Maitland, Regional Manager for East Central, said the events will allow questions to be put to the panel on many of key issues facing farmers.