SNP candidate for Perthshire North, John Swinney, is highlighting the recently launched SNP manifesto for farming and the rural economy and says he is proud of the ScotGov’s record ‘which has achieved so much for Scotland’s farming communities’.
The candidate said: “Scotland’s farming community is central to Scotland’s success and farming and the agricultural sector is a key part of the economy of Perthshire. Our farmers and food producers protect our food supply and steward our stunning scenery.
“Over the past four years, Scotland’s farmers have been well served by an SNP Government which has delivered for rural communities.
“The SNP has put agriculture and food at the heart of its agenda in Government and provided our farmers and crofters with a voice in UK and Europe. We have stood shoulder to shoulder with our farmers through the challenges of recent years and repeatedly delivered for the industry in its hour of need.”alt

Critical Years Ahead
He coinued: “The next few years will be crucial to the industry’s long term future as Common Agricultural Policy reform gets underway.
“Only the SNP will stand up to the UK Treasury as it attempts to grab back £500m of vital EU support for Scotland’s farmers. If the London parties had their way, thousands of jobs would be lost and parts of rural Scotland would be turned into a desert.”

John Swinney is pictured at Middleton Farm, Logierait with farmer John Robertson

 

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