NFU chief fined

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NFU chief fined

The president of the Scottish National Farmers' Union was yesterday fined pounds 400 after pleading guilty to two charges involving the treatment of sheep from his island farm.

George Lyon was fined pounds 250 for allowing the transportation of seven ewes from Rothesay, on the island of Bute, to Stirling auction market when they were unfit to be moved.

He was fined a further pounds 150 at Rothesay sheriff court for allowing one ewe to be caused unnecessary pain and distress.