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    New addition to NFUS membership team

NFU Scotland is delighted to announce the arrival of a new Regional Manager who started in his role at Ingliston recently.

Ross Williams, who lives in Ayrshire, has temporarily taken over responsibility for Argyll & Islands and Forth & Clyde, while Regional Manager Lisa Webb enjoys a six month stint as Livestock Policy Manager. When Lisa returns to her Regional Manager role, Ross will make a permanent move to cover North East and East Central regions when NFUS stalwart John Miskelly leaves for his well deserved retirement in February.

Ross, who gained a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science from SAC Auchincruive, spent a summer shearing and turning out tups ready for sale, before moving to NFU Scotland. Coming from a beef, sheep and arable farm, Ross has an extensive knowledge of the industry. He also keeps 20 pedigree Beltex ewes and so comes to the job very well qualified.

Speaking of his appointment Ross said:

"This is an exciting move for me. I have a hard act to follow but am looking forward to the challenge of representing members at head office. Common Agricultural Policy has led to much change for farmers and landowners and I believe that it is crucial that farmers are represented by a Union which puts their needs and desires first. I look forward to being a staff member at NFUS and contributing to the great work that staff do on behalf of members throughout Scotland.

"If any members in Argyll & Island, Forth & Clyde and ultimately the North East and East Central have any queries or questions, I would encourage them to get in touch with me (Tel: 0131 472 4026) and introduce themselves."

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