Scottish Conservative leaders Ruth Davidson visited Thainstone Mart on Friday (March 13) and was introduced to constituents by Colin Clark the Scottish Conservative candidate for Gordon.
John Gregor General Manager kindly showed Ruth around the facilities.
Colin Clark commented “I returned to the NE and farming in 2005 and have been a regular buying store cattle at the ring. It’s great to show Ruth around Thainstone, and, introduce her to friends from all three Aberdeenshire constituencies. ANM is one of the largest, most progressive producer owned farming and food businesses in the UK.”
“It is a testament to the success of ANM and the huge draw Thainstone has we have met constituents from the Highlands and Angus as well as Gordon and West Aberdeenshire. I am originally from Auchterless so we met many old family friends from Banff and Buchan.”
Colin Clark and Ruth were joined by Alexander Burnett candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
John Gregor, General Manager, explained to Ruth that Thainstone is at the centre of agriculture in the North East hosting the recent Spring Show and Taste of Grampian in June. As well as livestock auctions John Gregor ran through the other activities, machinery auctions, industrial auctions, estate & land agency, events, catering and hospitality as well as other areas ANM Group is involved in.
Colin explained to Ruth Davidson the NE has bigger farms on average than the rest of Scotland and some of the most forward thinking