Thursday, 7 August 2008

The Black Isle Show

This is me at the Black Isle show helping out at the SNP stall. This was a great location en route to the food market, so it was going like a fayre most of the time and was glad to give them a hand.

At the show I also had the opportunity to chat with the Scottish Crofting Foundation about many of the issues facing Scotland’s crofters not least the Schucksmith report, which is the result of an inquiry into the future of crafting by a committee led by Professor Mark Schucksmith. At the NFUS stall there was much discussion about the Commission’s proposals for reforming the current EU pesticides legislation as well as the future shape of Europe’s agricultural policy beyond 2013 – all of which I will be taking back with me to Brussels.

The Highland food market was a good opportunity to stock up with some local produce like Connage cheese and to chat with the Highlands and Islands Local Food Network to find out more about what they do and how they do it.

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