The north-east branch of NFU Scotland (NFUS) is holding a virtual prizegiving later this week to present its unsung hero award.
The award, which is normally presented at the Turriff Show, is presented to a union member in recognition of all the work and effort they have done on behalf of NFUS members in the past year.
NFUS regional chairman for the north-east Andrew Connon will knock on the unsuspecting recipient’s door to present the award on Thursday evening and the process will be live streamed via Zoom.
NFUS president Andrew McCornick will host the virtual awards presentation and give hints and clues as to who the recipient might be before Mr Connon awards him or her with their prize.
“I am delighted to have been invited by the north-east team to participate in the presentation of this award to this very worthy recipient,” said Mr McCornick.
“This year’s recipient has been at the forefront of many battles and has done a power of lobbying among fellow members and stakeholders, to try to improve farming issues.
“This member is never afraid to express opinion and share knowledge, and certainly adds a heck of a lot of value to debates and discussions.”
He added: “I am looking forward to being part of the award ceremony, albeit via Zoom from my farm office down here in Dumfries.
“I very much look forward to meeting up with all the farmer audience at the Zoom meeting on July 30.”
Last year’s award winner was poultry farmer Bob Hay, who farms at Luncarty near Turriff.
Other recipients have included NFUS vice-president Charlie Adam, agricultural journalist Eddie Gillanders, and former NFUS treasurer Gerald Banks.
The virtual presentation evening takes place on Thursday at 6.30pm via Zoom. The meeting ID is 820 7763 2942 and the password is 136850.