Scottish Land & Estates has appointed a new regional manager for central and north east Scotland.
Judith Hogg joins the organisation with a wealth of knowledge of the rural sector. With a family background in arable farming, hill farming and gamekeeping across Perthshire and the Scottish Borders, Judith takes up her role having recently completed a diploma in agriculture at Scotland’s Rural University College.
Outside of work, she enjoys equestrian pursuits as well as providing training for working dogs. Judith also enjoys working to enhance her own knowledge of sheep and cattle breeding and learning more about the characteristics of each breed whilst also participating in stock judging with the Edinburgh Agricultural Society.
Judith said: “I’m delighted to be joining Scottish Land & Estates and can’t wait to start working with members across the central belt and the north east.
“The organisation’s members are at the forefront of a vibrant rural Scotland and there is a huge amount of positive work that takes place that helps businesses – and the communities in which they are based – to thrive.
“I’m here to represent them and offer them the assistance of the organisation in any way we can. There are many challenges and opportunities faced by rural areas and at a time when national rural policy often attracts significant attention, I look forward to experiencing the excellent work of members that is often unseen and goes on every day.”
Douglas McAdam, CEO at Scottish Land & Estates, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Judith to the organisation and we believe she will be an excellent link between the organisation and members in the region and an effective member of our regional team.
“Judith has already shown that she really understands the concerns of landowners and rural businesses and she will have a key role in providing a voice for these members and helping us to deliver on their behalf.
“Scottish Land & Estates has a positive vision for rural Scotland where every party can engage in effective partnerships for the good of all. With Judith’s knowledge and enthusiasm, we are certain she will play a key role in helping us to deliver that objective.”