02 June 1999
Scots minister talks up farming

SCOTLANDS new rural affairs minister Ross Finnie said he saw agriculture as a top priority in his brief when he met farmers leaders.

Mr Finnie met with representatives of the Scottish National Farmers Union (NFUS), the Scottish Landowners Federation and the Scottish Crofters Union.

NFUS president Jim Walker raised questions with the minister about the state of the dairy and pig sectors.

  • The Herald 02/06/99 page 25