Our ‘Bill’ is being backed, by Lanark’s Alex

Our ‘Bill’ is being backed, by Lanark’s Alex

















Following SAYFC’s recent National AGM, the association elected Mr Bill Arnot a former Bell Baxter ADS member and Past National SAYFC Chairman, as the 2021-22 SAYFC President for the year ahead.

Joining Bill on the top team, is the new Vice President, Mr Alex Allison, a formal Lanark YFC member, Lanarkshire District Chairman and of course – a past National SAYFC Chairman.

SAYFC President  (Bill Arnot) mentioned:
“I am very honoured to be elected to the post of SAYFC Hon President; little did I know that when I joined Bell Baxter all these years ago that I would be elected as National Chairman, never mind joining the roll call of Presidents of this Association.

SAYFC clubs and members have had a tough year but I am confident that they will be stronger for it and having spoken to members it is clear that they feel they have learned so much about how they can progress in the future. Membership is down, as is to be expected when very few actual face-to-face meetings were held and life has been conducted virtually, but Young Farmers are a resilient bunch and once we come out of lockdown I am confident we will see enthusiasm for membership and competitions rise again.

With the excellent office bearers in post alongside me I know together we can support and guide the Young Farmers over the next year to ensure that the positive lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic can be built on and implemented ensuring our wonderful movement will continue to flourish and to grow again.”