The National Farmers’ Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland) is now taking nominations for the position of vice president.

Members of the union’s council, a body made up from representatives of each of the union’s 73 branches, will select the successful candidate at the union’s AGM in Glasgow on Friday, February 9, 2024.

NFU Scotland’s annual dinner will be staged at the same venue – the Radisson Blu hotel – the day before (Thursday, February 8, 2024).

Details on who is standing for the position will be announced at the union’s Christmas press briefing on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Any NFU Scotland member can be nominated for the post of vice president, providing they are proposed and seconded by fellow union members.

Under the terms of the constitution, those elected to the position of vice president will initially serve for two years before the post reverts to an annual election.

With current vice president Andrew Connon having held this post since 2021, this position is open for nomination.

Connon, from Aberdeenshire, has indicated that he will be standing for re-election as vice president.

Vice president Alasdair Macnab was elected in 2022 and this post will be open for election at the 2025 council meeting.

Those interested in standing as NFU Scotland vice president are asked to contact NFU Scotland chief executive John Davidson to obtain a proposal form, which must be signed and returned to him by 5:00p.m on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.