‘Question Time’ on Brexit

Published Tuesday, 9th January 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Picutred: David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.
Pictured: David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.

The Secretary of State for Scotland and the President of NFU Scotland are set to take part in a special ‘Question Time’-style Brexit event in Dumfries.

David Mundell, MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, will be joined in a special panel discussion by NFUS President Andrew McCornick, who farms locally, as well as representatives from the red meat, dairy and banking sectors.

Organised by SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, Brexit: Question Time! will take place at SRUC’s Barony Campus, Dumfries, on Thursday 18 January.

The evening will begin with a talk from SRUC economists Kev Bevan and Steven Thomson, who will outline the different ways Brexit could affect Scottish agriculture.

Following the panel discussion, which will be chaired by SRUC Vice Chairman Alistair Marshall, members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Chloe McCulloch, Senior Consultant at SAC Consulting, said: “There is no doubt that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have an impact on Scottish agriculture and, with its diverse landscape and thriving livestock, dairy and arable sectors, Dumfries and Galloway can expect to see the full spectrum of this impact. This event is an excellent opportunity for members of the agricultural industry to hear expert views and to get a better idea of what Brexit means for them.”

Brexit: Question Time, SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3NE. Thursday 18 January, 7pm. Attendance is free but places are likely to be limited and priority will be given to SAC subscribers and NFUS members.

To book a place, contact SAC Consulting Dumfries on 01387 261 172 or email fbsdumfries@sac.co.uk

Journalists who would like to attend, please contact tom.maxwell@sruc.ac.uk; 0131 535 4196. 

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