Kinross farmer David Lawrie is the new national chairman of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC).
He succeeds Suzie Dunn who stepped down following a high-profile year for SAYFC with multiple award wins for its Are Ewe Okay? mental health campaign, bale art and steady growth in membership numbers.
Mr Lawrie said: “We have a number of new initiatives in the pipeline and will continue with Are Ewe Okay? which has attracted such support. I am looking forward to meeting many SAYFC members at their clubs and during the Royal Highland Show.”
Ms Dunn said: “I have no doubt that the agricultural and rural industries are in safe hands with this generation coming through, however we need to continue to invest and nurture this talent to keep young people working in the sector.”
Kim Taylor, of Turriff, has been appointed national vice-chairwoman and regional roles have been filled by Michael Gunn of Forss YFC for the north, Michael Rattray of Strathearn for the east, and Lizzie McJannet of Ayr YFC for the west.
Lianne Brunton of East Fife JAC was elected as the international chairwoman, with Iain Wilson of Mearns JAC appointed as agri & rural affairs chairman and Andrew McGregor of Carluke as vice-chairman.