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John Swinney MSP visits to find out more on research and innovation

John Swinney MSP looks at see-through soil (c) James Hutton Institute
“The James Hutton Institute offers a world class science service from the heart of Scotland. It is very welcome to have such a facility supporting local jobs and working globally to help promote Scotland’s impressive scientific expertise

Mr John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, visited yesterday the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie to learn about ongoing world leading scientific research in crops and climate change, as well as its commercial impact in local communities and further potential for development. 

Mr Swinney spoke to Ray Perman, Chair of the Board of Directors; Professor Iain Gordon, Chief Executive; Professor Derek Stewart and Dr Tim Daniell. He also discussed ongoing research with Dr Bill Thomas, Dr Timothy George, Dr Kenneth Loades, Dr Lionel Dupuy and Professor Adrian Newton, among others.

At the end of the visit, Mr Swinney said: “The James Hutton Institute offers a world-class science service from the heart of Scotland here in Invergowrie. It is very welcome to have such a facility in Perthshire North supporting local jobs, contributing to the local economy but also working globally to help promote Scotland’s impressive scientific expertise. 

“Based on my discussion with the management team today I have every confidence they are doing all they can to deal with the global challenges they face. 

“As local MSP I will continue to highlight the valuable contribution the James Hutton Institute makes to Scotland, and keep up to date with their ambitious global plans.”

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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.