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Hutton board member set to tour Scotland on a tractor to mark RHET’s 20th anniversary

Hutton board member George Lawrie (left) is set to tour Scotland on a tractor
“This helps children understand where their food comes from and make them more aware of the environment around them”

Hutton board member George Lawrie is embarking on a tractor tour across Scotland to mark a major milestone for The Royal Highland Education Trust: 20 years 'taking the classroom to the countryside' and raising the awareness of children about where their food comes from.

The tour will see George visit 12 schools across Scotland the week before the Royal Highland Show, starting off from the showground on the 12th of June and finishing back at the showground on the 19th of June. 

The route will take George as far north as Inverness and south as Moffat, and as far east as St Andrews and west as Bridge of Weir, covering around 600 miles and visiting 2 schools per day.

George said: “The Royal Highland Education Trust, a charity that I chair, is celebrating 20 years bringing the classroom to the countryside and the countryside to the classroom.

“This helps children understand where their food comes from and make them more aware of the environment around them.”

The tour is supported by Massey Ferguson, Reekie Ltd Perth, Allison Enterprises, Binn Group and Ringlink. To sponsor George’s efforts, visit the RHET20 Tractor Tour JustGiving page.

The James Hutton Institute will again have a presence in the RHET Centre at the Royal Highland Show 2019 (Avenue Q), offering young visitors a chance to discover the science of plants and the environment through fun activities.

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.