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.