The Scottish Government has set up a public foot and mouth disease
text messaging service to help keep concerned parties up-to-date
on Foot and Mouth disease developments.
Farmers, or other interested parties, can simply text FMD
to 07781 482146 (note that FMD has to be uppercase). Subscribers will then
be sent regular SMS text alerts about any changes to the foot and
NFU Scotland also runs free text and email update services for its members.
NFU Scotland members can text their name and NFUS membership number to
07775 804717 for the text service or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
receive regular updates by email.
Anna Davies, NFU Scotland Communications Manager, said:
“Now is a worrying time for the farming industry and it’s
essential that people can be kept well informed.
“Often in these circumstances, things move very fast and so the
quicker we can reach people with updates the better.
“I would urge NFUS members to ensure that they are registered
with us to receive text or email updates, or both, so that they can be
sure that they are fully up to speed with foot and mouth developments.”
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