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Scottish Fishermen's Federation chief executive Bertie Armstrong to stand down

Bertie Armstrong Image copyright SFF
Image caption Bertie Armstrong said he had lived and breathed the industry

The leader of one of Scotland's biggest fishing industry organisations has announced he is to step down after 14 years in the job.

Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF), will hand over to his successor in August.

He will be replaced by Elspeth Macdonald, the deputy chief executive of Food Standards Scotland.

Mr Armstrong said had had "lived and breathed" the industry.

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