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Uncertain times ahead for farming

Attending last week’s Royal Highland Show, Argyll’s farmers were just as shocked as everyone else when dawn broke on Friday with the news that the UK had narrowly voted to leave the EU. The referendum result was still sinking in when The Oban Times spoke to a few Argyll folk at Scotland’s biggest outdoor event.
Allan MacKellar – ‘a brave decision’.

Taking in the bluefaced Leicester judging, Allan MacKellar from Benderloch said: ‘It was quite a surprise. I was for leaving the EU, and I believe we should give it a go.

‘If you look back around 40 years we weren’t in the EU and we did alright. I think it was quite a brave decision, but after a year or two things will settle down.’

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