Motion Number: S5M-04030
Lodged By: Gail Ross
Date Lodged: 13/02/2017
Title: NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust
That the Parliament appreciates the good work that was carried out by the NFU Scotland Centenary Trust, which has presented a final award of £1,050; notes that it was set up to mark the union’s centenary in 2013 and distributed £217,000 distributed to 73 charities and community organisations with an interest in agriculture; understands that its key objectives were to encourage as many children as possible to learn more about where their food and drink comes from and to visit a farm, to educate farmers, their employees and their children regarding health and safety in the countryside and to assist in bringing forward a meaningful apprenticeship programme for the farm sector; congratulates everyone who raised money for or made donations to the trust, and believes that it will leave a fitting legacy of the centenary of NFU Scotland.