Agricultural seminar in Forfar

Cows in cattle sheds at Ormiston Farm
Cows in cattle sheds at Ormiston Farm

An agricultural seminar dealing with key issues for to the local farming community will be held in Forfar tomorrow (Thursday)

The event, organised by Lawrie & Symington, chartered accountants Johnston Carmichael and Thorntons Solicitors will be held at Forfar Mart guest speakers will from both firms.

Issues on the agenda for dicussion include renewable energy, succession planning, pensions reform and key tax issues.

Johnston Carmichael currently acts for more 1,700 farmers across Scotland offering a range of services and the firm has experience across a number of sectors including agriculture, landed estates, food and drink and renewable energy.

Alexandra Docherty, a tax partner with experience in tax planning within family businesses, will discuss tax issues facing farmers now.

Derek Adam, a financial planner, advises in pre and post retirement planning, protection solutions and savings and investments. He will speak about the latest pension reforms and how their effect.

Thorntons has strong ties with the agricultural sector and its speakers, Chris Lindley and Richard Blake will discuss renewable energy and succession planning including the practicalities and procedures involved in starting a renewable development and possible changes to succession law and how these may affect farmers and landowners.

The seminar, in the Strathmore Hall, 48 John Street, will begin at 6.30pm for 7pm and last until 8.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.