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Lawrence Martin: A different track

Despite not coming from a farming background, Lawrence Martin always dreamed of working in agriculture. He studied for an HNC in Agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) before going on...

Lee McPherson

Lee McPherson – photo shoots to new roots

Photographer-turned-gardener Lee McPherson jumped at the opportunity to increase his horticultural knowledge when his employer, East Lothian Council, offered him the chance to do a course in Parks, Gardens and...

Greig Lambie

Greig Lambie – Engineering Apprentice

Greig Lambie decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery) because he was interested in developing his skills in the industry. “I’ve always been interested in the...

Fraser Baillie

Fraser Baillie, Modern Apprentice

Fraser undertook a Modern Apprenticeship at Bryson Tractors in Lanark. Fraser is from a farming background and was involved in agricultural machinery from a very young age as his family...

Forestry apprentices use cutting-edge technology

Scotland’s Rural College is the first institute in the UK to have used cutting-edge technology to log students’ progression towards operating forest machinery. At the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week...

MA Land-based Engineering: “I really contribute to all areas of the business”

Mathew Howie currently works at J T Walkers Agricultural Engineering , completing his Modern Apprenticeship with SRUC in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery). Mathew said “I was interested in tractors from...