Sir Jackie backs Union campaign on dyslexic farmers

22 July 2014
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Union launches campaign to tackle stigma against dyslexic farmers

National Farmers Union Scotland is calling for cross-party support for a campaign to raise awareness of the problems facing dyslexic farmers.

In recent months the Union has been working with a NFU Scotland member with dyslexia who has experienced some difficulties in dealing with the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspection Directorate (SGRPID) as a result.

Work has been ongoing with Dyslexia Scotland, the Scottish Government and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) over recent months. There has now been recognition that dyslexia can cause significant disadvantage for farmers and crofters in their dealings with the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspection Directorate.

Former racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, President of Dyslexia Scotland has voiced his support for this campaign. It aims to ensure that those affected by dyslexia have access to appropriate support and are not unfairly discriminated against.

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