South Scotland

Date set for inquiry into grain auger death of Lauder farmer

A fatal accident inquiry is to be held in November into the death of a Lauder farmer.

Jim Sharp, 66, was a former convenor of NFU Scotland's livestock board and described as "an ambassador for all that is good in farming".

He was killed in March while operating a grain auger on his Newbigging Walls Farm.

The FAI will take place on 28 November at Selkirk Sheriff Court - with a preliminary hearing on 30 October.

Meanwhile, the death of Gavin Donaldson, who was found dead on moorland near Oxton in May, will be the subject of a separate inquiry at Jedburgh Sheriff Court in January next year.

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