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Well known Borders man dies in farming accident

Sheep farmer Jim Sharp has died in an accident on his farm in Lauder. Mr Sharp, who was prominent in the National Farmers Union Scotland, is believed to have been killed while operating grain machinery.

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Farmer killed in accident on Borders farm

A 66-year-old man's been killed following an accident on his farm in Lauder in the Scottish Borders.

The dead man's been named locally as Jim Sharp.

He was a well known sheep farmer in the area and a former National Farmers Union Scotland livestock board convener.

It's believed Mr Sharp was killed while operating a grain auger - a piece of machinery used to collect and load grain.The accident happened on Monday, March 17th.

Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

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