Jim Warnock takes the reins of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Jim Warnock has been officially appointed President of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for a two-year term.

Mr Warnock, 61, of Gartfinnan Farm, Clackmannan, has been managing director of JDWAgri Ltd and regional manager for Stirling at RHASS since 2010, before being appointed chairman designate in 2020.

While at the Company, Jim served as a steward for cattle, sheep, light horses and heavy horses, before being selected as Chief Main Ring Steward, a position he held for five years between 2015 and 2019.

Married to Irene, the couple have three children, Duncan, Calum and Kirsty, all of whom help run the family farm.

Former President of Stirling Young Farmers and Past President and President of the Stirling Agricultural Society, Jim has been an active member of RHET Forth Valley, organizing classroom lectures, farm tours and other RHET events.

Commenting on his appointment, he said, “I am honored to take on the role of RHASS President after a very difficult time.

“My management style is one of collaboration and I look forward to working closely with fellow Trustees, Members, Royal Highland Show exhibitors and the wider industry as we embark on a new chapter for the Society. after covid.

“We realize there is a lot to do to build on the successes while working to meet the challenges of running one of the UK’s largest agricultural shows,” he said.

“I look forward to meeting our stakeholders and hearing their feedback so that we can work together to make the Royal Highland Show even better, while ensuring the Society continues to fulfill its charitable mission to protect and promote the interests of rural Scotland.”

Lana T. Arthur