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MSP WELCOMES POSTHUMOUS AWARD FOR SPEYSIDE FARMER JIM INNES

07/02/2020  

Richard Lochhead MSP has welcomed the decision by the NFUS to posthumously award the prestigious Miskelly Award to the late Jim Innes.

Jim Innes was a local stalwart and spokesperson for hill farmers in Speyside and was a respected figure in Scottish agriculture.

Commenting Mr Lochhead said:

“Jim was a tremendous and passionate advocate for hill farming and the wider agricultural sector and it is incredibly fitting for him to be recognised with the Miskelly Award.

“He had a huge amount of knowledge and experience and I often sought, and valued, his wise counsel both in my capacity as local MSP and throughout my time as Cabinet Secretary for  Rural Affairs.

“I know that Jim is a much missed figure in the farming community, especially in Speyside given he was such a strong and authoritative voice for the area, and I think this is a very appropriate tribute to a man who gave so much to farming in Scotland.”

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