Vehicle workshop to travel to Stranraer

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Two workshops, focussing on agricultural vehicle legislation and transportation issues, are to be held later this month in Kelso and Stranraer.

In the last six months the workshops have toured the country, visiting Ayrshire, Angus, Stirling, Dingwall and have all been oversubscribed.

Organised by NFU Scotland and working in conjunction with Police Scotland and the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), formerly the Vehicles Operator Services Authority, the latest round of half day workshops will take place in at Springwood Park, Kelso on Thursday 19 February and Thursday 26 February at the Cheese Hangar, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer.

With legislation constantly changing, the workshops are the ideal opportunity for farmers, their employees, crofters and landowners to gain up-to-date knowledge on any changes that could affect them, as well as asking questions where appropriate.

Topics which have previously been discussed include some of the most common problems faced by DVSA and other bodies, as well as driving licence issues, weights, transportation of dangerous goods and tachographs.

Kerry Barr, Regional Manager for NFU Scotland, commented: “These workshops have been a hit in other regions with our members and we are expecting theses events to be just as popular.

“Vehicle legislation is a topic that is complicated and can cause confusion amongst farmers. The workshops are the ideal opportunity for members to ask questions and find out more information about certain transportation issues that are legally important.

“Space will be limited, so members are urged to contact NFU Scotland as soon as possible to book their place.”

For NFU Scotland members looking to book a place please call 0131 472 4000.