Farm event focuses on fire safety and crime prevention

Event organiser Kerry Barr, NFUS regional manager for Lothian and Borders. Picture: Stuart Cobley
Event organiser Kerry Barr, NFUS regional manager for Lothian and Borders. Picture: Stuart Cobley
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Farmers in the Lothians and Borders region are being invited to a free “walk and talk” farm event on fire safety and crime prevention.

The informal event, organised jointly by NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, will provide a key opportunity to discuss current rural crime and fire-related issues.

Taking place at Haswellsykes Farm, Peebles on Thursday 9 June, the event will include practical demonstrations on security systems, crime prevention equipment and fire safety techniques.

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The visit follows on from previous successful initiatives held in the region to encourage farmers to take practical steps to secure their property.

Event organiser Kerry Barr, NFU Scotland’s regional manager for Lothians and Borders, said: “NFU Scotland continues to work with partner agencies to provide farmers with practical advice on protecting their property. This event is the latest in a series of similar events being organised by the Union across the country.

“Representatives from NFU Scotland, the police and the fire and rescue service will be on hand to provide advice and to discuss a wide range of issues including general and specific fire safety and crime prevention measure.”