A well-known straw merchant and Dundee farmer has been recognised in NFU Mutual’s Tidy Farm Awards.
The rural insurer’s awards were held to highlight the importance of a safe working environment by showing how having a tidy farm can keep family members and workers safe.
Alistair Hodnett, from Balmydown Farm, was one of three runners-up in the Scottish category of the award.
The winner was Gary Bell of Old Walls Farm in Lockerbie and the other two runners-up were John and Irene Howie from Langside Farm in North Ayrshire and Allan Stevenson from Luffness Mains in East Lothian.
“I am hugely impressed by the positive mindset of the finalists and their determination to make safety their first priority,” said Mark McBrearty from NFU Mutual. “As a mutual insurer which is closely connected with many of Scotland’s farms, we are all too aware of the heartbreak farm accidents cause.
“Because most farms are homes as well as a workplace, this scheme stands as a reminder that safety should be front of mind for the whole farming family.”