My name is Allan Young, recently appointed Independent Advisor for the Scottish Land Matching Service.
I was brought up on a livestock farm near to Castle Douglas. Following graduation from Newcastle University, I returned home to farm for twelve years.
In 1992 I joined the Department of Agriculture working initially in the Inverness area office followed by spells in Edinburgh and laterally, before I retired, as Officer in Charge of the Hamilton office.
I have always welcomed the opportunity to engage directly with farmers and a wide range of stakeholders to support Scottish agriculture and the rural economy.
It is a privilege to accept this opportunity to utilise my practical knowledge and career experience to best support those who wish to make use of the Scottish Land Matching Service.
BSc (Hons) Agriculture.