ONCE AGAIN, visitors to AgriScot at Ingliston, Edinburgh, on Nov 17, will have the chance to hear the views of leading politicians and industry experts in a series of seminars organised by NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual.

Three seminars are scheduled for this year, tackling the subjects “Meet Your Market”, “Making the Best of Modulation”, and “The Way Ahead”.

The latter, chaired by Stuart Elder, agricultural director of AgriScot‘s main sponsor, Bank of Scotland, will provide a platform for Scottish rural development minister Ross Finnie to present the government‘s perspective on the future for Scotland’s farming industry. NFU Scotland president John Kinnaird, will offer the industry‘s views.

David Mitchell, NFUS vice president, will chair the “Meet Your Market” seminar, which will involve Chris Brown of Asda, George Taylor of TayPack Potatoes, and Mark French of the Islay Fine Food Company.

Scott Walker, NFUS policy director, Jack Fleming of the RSPB, and Iain Niven, Gloagburn Farm, Perth, will offer their views on “Making the Best of Modulation”, a session which will be chaired by the union’s other vice president, Bob Howat.

The seminars will be held in the upper foyer of the Highland Hall at 10am, 11.30am, and 2pm.