AIC Scotland Host Fundraiser Dinner for The Royal Highland Education Trust

Ian Muirhead, AIC Scotland & Stuart Smellie, LS Smellie Ltd hand the cheque to Clare Dickson from RHET

AIC Scotland recently held a fundraiser dinner at The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld with over 150 people in attendance. The dinner was organised by Stuart Smellie of LS Smellie Ltd of Strathaven.

Over £1500 was raised for The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) on the night. The money raised will go toward covering the costs of the many risk-assessed farm visits that the charity coordinate with the help of their large volunteer network.

AIC Scotland this year chose to donate to RHET as the work of this charity is now more important than ever. The work which RHET carries out on behalf of the agricultural industry is critical in ensuring our young people understand the importance of Scottish Agriculture and the role it plays in producing sustainable food and providing employment opportunities throughout the supply chain.

The AIC Scotland dinner was once again a great success bringing together a wide range of agri-supply companies together with industry representatives from organisations such as NFUS and QMS. We were delighted this year to also host the civil servant in charge of shaping future agricultural policy.

Katrina Barclay, RHET Executive Officer, said, “The ongoing support we receive from the agricultural and wider rural industries is vital to keep RHET’s services free and accessible to the children of Scotland. We truly appreciate the effort put in by this group to allow RHET to continue taking the classroom to the countryside”.