Midlothian Farmers Meeting 2020

Wednesday 19 February 2020, at the Stair Arms Hotel, EH37 5TX


  • Welcome and Introduction from the Chair (Provost Councillor Peter Smaill)
  • Introduction and welcome, the Midlothian Economic Strategy 2020 - 2025
    Ecomomic Development Strategy (PDF)
  • Andrew McCornick, President of NFU Scotland: Opportunities and Threats to Scottish Agriculture
  • John Kerr, Head of Agricultural Policy Division, Scottish Government: What do Stability and Simplicity and Climate Change mean for the immediate future of Agriculture policy and support in Scotland?
  •  Police Scotland, Police Sergeant Michele Lindsay, Rural Crime and Ongoing Implications; Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) (PDF)
  • Professor Rowland Kao, University of Edinburgh, ‘TB: Have the Badgers Moved the Goalposts?'