Trust targets next generation

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Six projects aimed at educating and informing Scottish children about farming and food have been awarded a total of £30,000 in the first distributions from NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust.

The largest award will go to the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative to allow it to replace its hugely popular Country Classroom on Wheels.

The other five awards have gone to the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) which supports farm and classroom visits, resource packs for schools, activities and attendance at the Highland Show. The awards will benefit RHET groups working in Dunbartonshire, Lothians, Borders and Fife.

Union president Nigel Miller, who chairs the Centenary Trust, said taking the countryside into the classroom would show Scottish schoolchildren that farming had a fantastic story to tell.