Fantastic harvest at the Lantra Awards 2018

Nine Scotland’s Rural College students received recognition at the land-based and aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

Lantra Learner of the Year Award Winner Sine Soszka receives her award from host Dougie Vipond

Lantra Learner of the Year Award Winner Sine Soszka receives her award from host Dougie Vipond

Held by Lantra Scotland at Dunblane Hydro, he evening included a welcome and keynote speech from Dougie Vipond from Landward, The Adventure Show and Deacon Blue fame and a fantastic presentation from Emma Staniforth, Overall Winner 2017 and Lantra Industry Champion.

Sine Soszka, from Tain, received an amazing three awards on the evening; a CARAS Award, The Agriculture Learner of the Year Award and the Modern Apprentice of the Year Award.

Heather Moir, from Ellon, was runner-up in the Equine Learner of the Year category with the Fisheries Management and Environmental Conservation Learner of the Year award won by Scott Milne from Stirling.

Jennifer Wright from Dunfermline, was runner-up in the Horticulture Learner of the Year category.  The Land-based Engineer of the Year was awarded to Cameron Howie from Mauchline, and runner-up was Mathew Howie from Maybole.  Caitlin Ross, Luss, won the Higher Education learner of the Year at HND level, with the runner-up for the degree level award going to Claire Simonetta from Mull.

David James, Head of Teaching at SRUC said:

“I would like to congratulate all the prize winners and runners-up. It is great to be able to celebrate the achievements of these outstanding students who are very deserving of these important awards. It is vital for the future of these industries that we continue to encourage new entrants and demonstrate how employers can see the bottom-line benefits that highly skilled new entrants can bring to the business.”

See our full photo gallery from the event:

Lantra Scotland held their biggest awards event to date at the Dunblane Hydro yesterday evening where nine SRUC students…

Posted by SRUC Oatridge Campus on Thursday, March 29, 2018

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