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Richard Lochhead MSP to address CKD Galbraith's Rural Property Seminar

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment and constituency representative for Moray, Richard Lochhead MSP will address a seminar to be hosted by CKD Galbraith in Elgin.

Celebrating the third anniversary of the opening of the firm's Elgin office, the seminar will review matters affecting rural property owners over the year ahead.

As Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead MSP will speak on a range of issues affecting rural Scotland. He will then join the panel of rural experts from our Elgin team to take questions from the floor and there will  be an opportunity for attendees to speak to experts one-on-one.

Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead, said: "Rural Scotland is a great place to live and work. These are exciting times for our rural communities and land based industries, with the chance to shape our future through CAP reform, and the opportunities offered by the continued strong performance of our world-renowned food and drink industry.  I look forward to discussing a range of issues during the seminar, which I'm sure will be a fantastic event."

Sarah Tyson from our rural and energy departments will discuss financing options for farmers and landowners as well as outlining some of the latest renewable energy developments and other topical issues in the rural property sector.

Sarah said: "We are delighted to welcome Richard Lochhead MSP as guest speaker at our Elgin seminar. It's an exciting time in the development of renewable energy and there are many other things affecting farmers and landowners at the moment. Forward planning and a thorough review of options have never been more important."

The firm's agricultural business advisor, Gordon McConachie will speak on SRDP funding from a local perspective, discuss aspects of the pending CAP reforms and outline the relevance of the Cairngorms Monitor Farm to local producers.  

Rod Christie from our sales and valuation team will then provide his outlook across the various rural property sectors for 2012.

The event will be held at Johnstons of Elgin on Monday 5th March from 5.30pm for a 6pm start. It is free to attend and refreshments will be provided.
For further information or to book a place, contact Rachel Langley at CKD Galbraith on 01343 546362 or email: rachel.langley@ckdgalbraith.co.uk.