Scots Agricultural Society pronounces new full Presidential staff

THE ROYAL Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has introduced its Presidential Group for 2022/23. 

Hailing from Perth this 12 months, the Presidential staff will preside over the 2023 Royal Highland Present.

There, the area will probably be showcased with Perth appearing because the honorary ‘host’ area.

The Royal Highland Present initially travelled between the eight RHASS member areas throughout Scotland, earlier than it settled completely at Ingliston in 1960.

RHASS new Presidential staff consists of (L-R) VP George Taylor, President Duncan Millar, VP Linda Tinson, VP Ronnie Black, VP Ewan Pate, Chaplain the Very Reverend Angus Morrison. (Picture provided with launch by Symbolize)

The Presidential Group serves for one 12 months and is comprised of representatives from these ‘host’ areas – the Royal Highland Present was final staged within the Perth area in 1957. 

Ian Duncan Millar MBE is the brand new RHASS President, alongside Vice Presidents Ronnie Black, Ewan Pate, George Taylor and Linda Tinson, with the Very Reverend Angus Morrison serving as Honorary Chaplain. 

In addition to farming at Tirinie, Aberfeldy, Ian Duncan Millar MBE has served in key roles in a variety of organisations.

These have included High quality Meat Scotland and the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Affiliation. He has just lately retired as Chairman of the Moredun Basis. 

Ronnie Black is a companion within the household farm and feed enterprise, Collessie Feeds, in addition to a profitable Clydesdale and sheep breeder.

He’s Previous President of each the Clydesdale Horse and Suffolk Sheep Societies, and the 2007 recipient of RHASS Sir William Younger Award.

Alongside having judged six completely different breed sections on the Present, his Clydesdale mare, Collessie Jennifer, received the Total Clydesdale Championship and the Sanderson Trophy at this 12 months’s Present.

Now a contract agricultural journalist, Ewan Pate (FRAgS) might be greatest often called the farming editor of the Dundee Courier, a place he held for a few years.

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George Taylor (FRAgS) is Managing Director of GC Taylor (Farms) Ltd is the third era of Taylors farming within the Carse of Gowrie.

Linda Tinson is a Accomplice with Ledingham Chalmers LLP and has expertise in enterprise throughout the agricultural and agricultural sectors.

She is from a farming household with an extended affiliation with the Present, and he or she and her wider household have been concerned with displaying mild horses for generations. 

For a few years, Angus Morrison was minister for the Orwell and Portmoak Parish Church close to Kinross.

Now retired, he’s a former Moderator of the Common Meeting of the Church of Scotland and is an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen.  

RHASS Chairman, Jim Warnock stated: “The Society is delighted to welcome in our new Presidential Group, who will probably be representing and selling all that’s sensible concerning the Perth area.  

“We stay up for seeing what plans the staff has for showcasing the area each all year long and on the 2023 Royal Highland Present.

“The 2023 Present will probably be an necessary one, with the Golden Shears world shearing championships happening, so the eyes of the world will probably be on the Present and the Perthshire area.” 

RHASS President, Ian Duncan Millar MBE, added: “It’s a nice honour for myself and for the Vice Presidents, and Angus as Honorary Chaplain.

“We very a lot stay up for taking advantage of our ‘honorary 12 months’, and to showcasing the holistic nature of agriculture in our space and throughout Scotland.”