The (policy) road is long, with many a winding turn



A trade press article that reflected on the ANM (Aberdeen and Northern Marts) 150th conference (ANM Beyond 150 Conference) where I was a panellist. Here I discussed the different approaches to devolved UK agricultural policy developments and introduced the audience to the new Scottish Government framework for future agricultural support.  The article stresses that out of the EU the Scottish Government are no longer enacting EU regulations and directives and therefore need more time develop novel policy ideas that can deliver for industry and government objectives

Period5 Aug 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleThe (policy) road is long, with many a winding turn
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletFarm North East
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1150 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionArticle first published in Farm North East (Ed: Gillanders, E.) Issue No: 112, August 2022
    Producer/AuthorGillanders. E. (Ed)
    PersonsSteven Thomson


  • agricultural policy
  • Scotland
  • ANM conference
  • policy framework