Supporting Scottish agriculture for more than 100 years.

Join NFU Scotland and be part of Scotland’s largest agricultural lobbying organisation.

Support for Scottish farmers and crofters.

For more than 100 years NFU Scotland has been working with Scottish farmers and crofters to secure a sustainable and positive future.

Making change in government is hard on your own but with over 8,500 friends by your side, and local and national representation we’ll make sure your voice is heard and that you have the support you need to thrive in a challenging industry.

Our mission….

NFU Scotland supports and promotes its members to achieve a sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture.

Be Supported. Be Rewarded. Be United.

Scotland’s leading organisation for Scottish farmers and crofters.

NFU Scotland was formed in 1913 and is Scotland’s leading agricultural organisation.

NFU Scotland supports and fights for over 8,500 farmers, crofters, growers and other supporters across the length and breadth of Scotland. NFUS also works with its sister organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as other rural, business and consumer groups, to deliver its mission.

Political Representation and influence at every level.

Influencing policy and change.

NFU Scotland is committed to promoting the interests of farming and crofting in Scotland. That means listening to all of our members and developing policies which are promoted to government and other influencers to make sure that Scottish farmers and crofters can operate in a fair and equitable political environment.

NFU Scotland lobbies politicians and meets with influential government decision-makers regularly, working closely to inform them of the priorities for Scottish agriculture and keeping rural issues at the top of the political agenda.

We influence government policy at Westminister, taking the case for Scottish agriculture to MPs, the Cabinet and the Prime Minister.

Through our office and dedicated representatives in Brussels, we get right to the heart of Europe where over €40 billion is allocated annually to the member states of the European Union under the Common Agricultural Policy. NFU Scotland continues to fight for Scotland’s share.

Creating a positive image of Scottish farming and crofting.

Influencing public opinion.

NFU Scotland has a prominent public profile through its forthright defence of the Scottish agricultural industry’s interests. We use this profile to tell the real story about farming and crofting through hundreds of radio and television interviews each year. We are widely respected as the voice of Scottish agriculture dealing with thousands of media enquiries annually on countless issues.

Be informed.

Keeping Scottish farmers and crofters informed and up to date.

NFUS provides regular, up to date and accurate information related to all major policy and legislative matters to help stay ahead of the main issues which affect your business.

All members receive the Scottish Farming Leader, NFU Scotland’s monthly magazine. We also provide regular updates by email and text message to make sure you are informed at all times.

Local and National coverage.

We’re here for you wherever you are.

Regional support and expertise for farmers and crofters.

NFUS is organised locally into nine regions with 73 branches, giving you access to a range of local support services and expertise. Each local region is supported by the work of a 10-person strong regional team.

A further 59 group secretaries are the first point of contact, along with the regional team, for members.

Join NFU Scotland and reap the benefits of membership …

Find out about our support services.

Find out about membership benefits and services.

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Get in Touch

You can contact us in a variety of ways. We look forward to hearing from you

Head Office
Rural Centre - West Mains
EH28 8LT


Tel: 0131 472 4000