Photo Iain Wilkinson, Luss Estates welcoming attendees to Duchlage Farm Rural Crime and Safety event. Friday 17 Junbe 2016
“ Scottish Land & Estates member Luss Estates hosted an important event in conjunction with Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service on Friday 17 June. The Farm & Estate Crime Prevention and Fire Safety day, arranged by Scottish Land & Estates together with both National emergency agencies , NFUS, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, SEPA and Forestry Commission Scotalnd provided a series of workshops and presentations aimed at making your rural business more secure from intrusion, theft and damage.
Around 40 farmers and estate staff attended the event which also provided information on wildlife crime, rustling, fire safety, Muirburn, illegal waste disposal, insurance cover, public access, CCTV and a demonstration of Fog Bandit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AlQYgT8g6o
Luss Estates Manager Iain Wilkinson said “Luss Estates were approached by Scottish Land & Estates and NFUS and were very pleased to provide Duchlage Farm as a venue for the event.” He was also delighted with the turnout from farms and estates in the west highlands and beyond. He advised that the Estate is acutely aware of the risks posed by theft, damage to stock and equipment, litter and fire and supported the approach taken by the emergency services to help rural businesses protect themselves.
Drew McFarlane-Slack, Highland Regional Manager said “this event will provide us with a template to use across the country as we continue to help our members and the broader rural business community, with the support of partner agencies, to become more resilient.”