Former chief executive and principal of the Scottish Agricultural College, Prof Bill McKelvey, will be joining Glenrath Farm’s board of directors in June.

Mr McKelvey led the SAC for 10 years before retiring earlier this year and was awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to the agricultural industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list recently.

“I have long respected the way in which John Campbell and his family have developed such a successful business through visionary planning, marketing and attention to detail.

“They have succeeded in a very competitive marketplace by consistently delivering what their customers need. I am looking forward very much to helping guide the company through the next stages of its development,” Mr McKelvey said.

John Campbell, chairman of Glenrath Farms, said he was delighted Mr McKelvey had accepted his invitation.

“He has a broad range of experience, which will be of great benefit to our company.”