The Uplands Alliance held a meeting yesterday in Cumbria about the future of the uplands after Brexit.
Dame Helen Ghosh, the Director General of the National Trust was one of the speakers.
Here full speech can be read here. She finished her presentation with the following words ‘There is change coming and we need to face into this together. But upland farmers have proved over the centuries that they are resilient and adaptable and those traits will be needed again over the next decade. If we work together, with a clear sense of our common goals, there is a bright future for farming, landscapes and nature. You can count on our commitment and support.’
The National Trust and various Cumbrian farmers have recently been involved in a very public spat over Thorneythwaite Farm – see here and therefore this speech by Ghosh appears to have gone a long way to re-build bridges.
As I have said before – united we stand, divided we fall