Former NFU Scotland (NFUS) president, Nigel Miller, has been named by the Scottish Government as chairman of Livestock Health Scotland.
Mr Miller (pictured), who stood down as union president on Monday, after four years in the role, is a qualified vet, alongside his farming activities.
“Over the years Nigel has been influential in ensuring that Scotland, if necessary, has taken a different approach to animal health and welfare issues,” commented NFUS chief executive, Scott Walker.
“We are very pleased that his passion and talents will continue to be used to the benefit of the industry. His veterinary background brought a vast strength and knowledge on animal diseases to the union’s policies and how Scotland’s livestock industry could improve itself.
“This new role is critical for Scotland in taking forward the challenges in a meaningful and practical way that will help deliver real change on farm to the benefit of the industry.”
New presidential team
Mr Miller’s successor as NFUS president is Fife farmer, Allan Bowie, who was elected today, alongside a vice-presidential team of Borders farmer, Rob Livesey, and Dumfriesshire farmer, Andrew McCornick.