Smallholding Scotland trustees, Arnot Tippett, Sandra Bannister and Mary Fraser, along with former trustee Keesje Crawford-Avis fly the flag for smallholding and smallholders in “The Courier”.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) together with Companies House are currently holding an open consultation on Corporate Transparency and Register Reform to:
- consider the reform to the information they require companies to disclose
- increase the checks on this information and
- improve the exchange of intelligence between Companies House and UK Law Enforcement bodies
The consultation, which is open until 5 August 2019, seeks your views on a series of reforms to limit the risk of misuse of corporate entities, including Scottish Limited Partnerships.
At a recent stakeholder event where the proposals were discussed, both BEIS and Companies House urged stakeholders, business and the professional community to respond to their proposals.
Smallholding Scotland Conference Friday 15th February Pitcairngreen Village Hall, Perth
Scottish Smallholder Festival Saturday 28thSeptember Lanark Agricultural Centre
Sales of Poultry and Waterfowl and Rare Breed Livestock
Aberdeen and Northern Marts, Thainstone
May 18th Rare Breed Sales
August 31st Rare Breed Sale including show and sale of Jacob and Ryeland sheep)
Poultry sales on March 30th and November 2nd
March 16th Rare breed poutry and native bred livestock
Harrison and Hetherington, Carlisle
February 23rd Poultry, waterfowl and pigs
September 21st Rare Breeds Sale including shows and sales of Longhorn and Dexter cattle, Jacob, Ryeland, Kerry Hill, Hebridean and Border Leicester sheep
Lawrie &Symington, Lanark Agricultural Centre
Poultry and waterfowl sales 7th February, 7th March, 25th April, 30th May, 9th July, 1st August, 30th August26th September and 28th November
September 5th Rare Breed Sale
Lawrie and Symington, The Forfar Mart
Poultry and waterfowl sales 21st February, 9th May, 25th July and 10th October
These dates are believed to be correct but please check with the individual market operator nearer the time.
At the recent AGM, held in Perth, four new Trustees joined the Board of Smallholding Scotland. Laura Turner, from Fife, has taken up the position of Membership Secretary; Anne Massie has taken the role of Treasurer. The other new trustees are Sandra Bannister and Karen McKay.
Elaine Whitely and Andy Phillips stood down under the constitutional rules and were re-elected. Martin Beard, Rosemary Champion, Cath Livingstone and Arnot Tippett remain on the Board, with Martin taking the office of Events Co-ordinator, Rosemary, Chair and Arnott, Secretary.
There are still vacancies for Trustees so any member interested in getting involved should contact the Board via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board are looking forward to developing the organisation to support and represent Scottish smallholders over the next year.
Also at the AGM, the accounts for 2018 were approved and the subscriptions for 2019/20 set at £20 for Full and £15 for Associate memberships.
The first Smallholding Scotland AGM takes place on Friday 14th September at the New County Hotel at 7pm. All members are warmly invited to attend and papers will be circulated to all members on Wednesday 29th August.