The National Farmers' Union (NFU) Scotland is inviting those who were unable to take part in the Union’s roadshow tour earlier this month to join them online to discuss future agricultural policy in Scotland.

Hundreds of farmers and crofters attended 12 meetings around the country to discuss Scotland’s transition from a post-Brexit Common Agricultural Policy to a new support framework for agricultural policy in Scotland, expected to be in place by 2025.

Those who were unable to attend in person can now sign up for a webinar being held on Wednesday, June 29, at 7.00p.m.

President Martin Kennedy and director of policy Jonnie Hall will both take part in the online event.

Jonnie Hall said: “A new Scottish agricultural support framework is currently being developed which will fundamentally change the way farmers and crofters in Scotland are supported to meet new policy goals.

"The direction of travel towards 2025 is clear, underlined by the announcement last month of Track One of the National Test Programme.

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NFU Scotland president Martin Kennedy and director of policy Jonnie Hall

“NFU Scotland is adamant that a sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture is critical if it is to deliver the food production, climate and nature outcomes expected.

"The key to that is supporting active farmers and crofters and enabling them to change and thrive.

“Hundreds of members joined us at our roadshow events to hear more about how future policy is developing and now we want to hear from those farmers and crofters who can join us online on what these changes may mean for them.”