Scottish Land & Estates, which represents landowners and estates across Scotland, today described an NFUS seminar on land tenure as a key debate which can only help address some of the challenges in the farming sector.
Douglas McAdam, chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “The issues debated today are of crucial importance to the farming sector. We are particularly pleased that the NFUS had the foresight to include discussion about a vision for the future of farming in Scotland.
“All too often the debate about farming becomes mired in nuts and bolts matters which have been aired many times over. While they are of course important, there is a collective duty to look to the future and what opportunities there will be for farmers. That is the big picture and it is heartening that the industry is looking ahead.”
“It is important that the industry continues to work together and to produce industry-led solutions to the challenges facing farming. This approach can be taken, thereby reducing the need for further legislation where it may not be required in an already heavily regulated sector”.