SNP MSP for Clydesdale Aileen Campbell yesterday (Monday November 14th) visited the Lanark Market to meet with the Clydesdale branch of the National Farmers Union.
Ms Campbell was given a tour round the facility by Clydesdale NFU branch President, Iain Renwick, and sat down for lunch with members of the branch.
This was followed by a wide-ranging Q&A session, with a number of important matters to Clydesdale’s rural community being discussed. This included discussion on the implications on farming and agriculture from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the work that the Scottish Government is doing to support our rural economy.
Commenting, Ms Campbell said:
“The Scottish Government has been working hard to help farmers across Scotland. Our farmers have shown great resilience, and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure that their excellent work is supported. The rural economy will be impacted very much from leaving the EU, and we will do all we can to protect Scotland’s interests and continue to explore all options to do so and maintain our relationship with Europe.
“I was delighted as always to visit the Clydesdale NFU and to see and hear about the hard work that they do. We will continue to ensure the needs of Scottish farming are well represented and I welcome any opportunity to discuss with the NFU to discuss matters of importance to our community”.