Martin Whitfield MP has met with representatives of the National Farmers Union Scotland at Westminster for an update on some of the challenges facing farmers in Scotland.

Among the issues discussed were some of the many legislative challenges associated with Brexit, the current state of the Agriculture Bill and just how important rural businesses are to East Lothian’s economy.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“It was great to catch up with some of the team from NFU Scotland, including its President, Andrew McCornick. The agricultural sector is of vital importance to East Lothian’s economy and supports jobs across the county.

“However, there is no doubt that the uncertainty around Brexit is making planning difficult for farmers and that a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for the sector.

“I listened carefully to the issues highlighted by the NFU reps and will continue to speak up for East Lothian’s agricultural interests in Parliament.”

Find out more about the work of NFUS at www.nfus.org.uk