Aileen Campbell MSP for Clydesdale, has welcomed steps taken today to ensure women are better represented in farming. The new group Women in Agriculture, announced by the First Minister, will consider issues such as better succession planning, more appropriate health and safety, better access to training and progression within the industry.

The taskforce will be co-chaired by Fergus Ewing, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity and Joyce Campbell, a working farmer and entrepreneur based in North Sutherland.

Commenting, Aileen said:

“The creation of the Women in Agriculture taskforce is positive news for Clydesdale’s rural community.

“There are challenges holding women back from an equal role in the agricultural industry so I’m pleased the Scottish Government is seeking to address this.

“Women in farming may encounter issues accessing training and progression within the industry, which is one of the areas the new group will consider to ensure everyone in farming can reach their full potential.”




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