Agricultural roadshow rolls in

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An agricultural vehicle roadshow focusing on agricultural vehicle legislation and transportation is being held at Forfar Mart on Thursday, November 13.

Organised by NFU Scotland and working in conjunction with the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), it will take the form of a half-day workshop.

Jeremy Parker, Angus Group Secretary, explained this follows a similar popular event which was held last year in Aberdeenshire.

He said: “With legislation constantly changing, the workshops are the ideal opportunity for farmers, their employees and landowners to gain up to date knowledge on any changes that could affect them, whether this be driving licence issues, CPC, weights, transportation of dangerous goods and tachographs.”

Jamie Smart, who runs NFU Scotland’s vehicle helpline, commented: “Vehicle legislation is a topic that is complicated and can cause confusion amongst farmers and those that use agricultural vehicles.

“Not everyone always complies with the law, some unknowingly, and these workshops will give them the skills and knowledge to comply with the law, therefore we encourage everyone to come along and participate.

“We continuously work with the DVSA, and it is great that once again we have both organisations working in conjunction to host the latest round of workshops. We would also like to thank Agricar who will be providing some machinery on the day.”

Spaces are limited and booking is required. For NFU Scotland members who would like to book a place, please call 0131 472 4000.