This video features Scottish farmers Alan Corragill. In the video, they discuss the challenges facing Scottish Crofters and outline why they find their membership with National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) so beneficial.
Script (minus Tom and Flora’s comments)
With its highly unpredictable weather, Farming in the Orkneys isn’t easy, but Alan Coragill and his family have done so successfully for hundreds of years.
Northbigging farm is based not far from Dounby on the main island of Orkney. It consists of 600 acres of land, a mixture of owned and rented. Their sole focus is raising Beef cattle and they currently have 230 cows and five bulls.
Alan is supported by his Wife, Mum and Dad, and an employee thats been with them for over 35 years. Alans feels that his challenges increase every year, rising costs and a reduced market value for Beef cattle is simply one of them.
Despite these challenges, he’s positive about the future and very appreciative of ongoing support activity provided by NFU Scotland. For a wide number of reasons, he feels its much better to be in the club, than not in the club. Here’s why…
This video is part of a series of eight videos produced by Edinburgh and West Lothian based marketing agency, reddishpink media on behalf of National Farmers Union Scotland.
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