Thursday, 28 June 2018

SGA WELCOMES FARMERS REP TO SCOTTISH GAME FAIR


The SGA will be delighted to welcome our special guest Martin Kennedy, Vice President of NFUS, to our stand at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair tomorrow (Friday).
Martin will be helping to present the awards for Young Gamekeeper of the Year and for Long Service on Friday and will also be chatting to members of the SGA committee regarding various issues affecting countryside practitioners.
The SGA has pledged to support the Dogs on Leads campaign, which may result in a members bill being put forward to Holyrood by Emma Harper MSP.
Dog attacks on livestock is a growing problem for farmers and hill shepherds and unruly dogs also pose a threat to wildlife at crucial breeding times.
It is hoped that changes to the Land Reform Act may mirror some of these widespread concerns.
SGA reps will also be discussing other issues of common interest with Martin and look forward to giving him a warm welcome on the stand at Scone.