NSA Scotland to gain insight to Scotland’s newest wool depot
19th January 2024
Scottish sheep farmers, crofters and the wider industry are invited to join the National Sheep Association (NSA) for an informative tour of British Wool’s Selkirk depot on Friday 2nd February as part of the Association’s Annual Regional Member’s Meeting (ARMM) in Scotland.
The visit will give sheep producers an ideal opportunity to ask plentiful questions and find out more about the current wool market and future marketing plans of British Wool to support the UK’s sheep sector. The new £2.3million depot was opened last summer providing sheep producers in Scotland and Northern England with better access to deliver fleeces and help British Wool improve efficiencies in the grading and processing of wool.
Following the visit NSA Scottish Region will conduct the formal business of election / re-election of its office holders for the year ahead which will see the return of the popular NSA Scot Sheep Event taking place this summer.
The NSA Scottish Region ARMM will take place within the Ettrick Meeting Room, Ettrick Riverside Business Centre, Dunsdale Rd, Selkirk TD7 5EB, commencing at 1.30pm on Friday 2nd February 2024 following the British Wool tour where lunch will be provided to the morning’s attendees. The ARMM will be a hybrid event for those unable to attend in person. Please register to attend online via the NSA website.
NSA Scottish Region Coordinator Grace Reid says: “Our annual members’ meeting is a great opportunity to learn more from NSA Scotland officeholders and staff on recent NSA activity in Scotland over the past year. It will also be a chance for NSA members in Scotland to become more involved with their regional committee feeding into crucial Scottish and UK wide issues, including agricultural policy affecting the sector. New faces are always very welcome and the NSA Scotland committee looks forward to seeing some old and new faces for an informative and sociable day.”
NSA members residing in Scotland are eligible to appoint a proxy vote for the regional officeholders on their behalf if they cannot attend the meeting, but this must be done in advance with NSA Head Office. Further details of this can be found at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/events.
Those wishing to join the British Wool tour ahead of the meeting at 10:30am are encouraged to register their interest now as numbers for the tour of the depot will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book your place please contact NSA Scottish Region Coordinator Grace Reid, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07787142858