Funding secured for Food & Farming Day


Highland Safaris in Dull, Aberfeldy is the perfect location for the RHET Food & Farming Day being held on Friday 15th June 2018. RHET Perth & Kinross have received confirmation of support from Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. The project was match funded by The Basil Death Fund.

Pupils will be taking their classroom to the countryside to learn about many different aspects of food & farming. Pupils from local primary schools will spend the day at Highland Safaris where they will take part in a series of hands-on educational activities. Pupils will view livestock and farm machinery as well as getting a chance to milk ‘Daisy’ the fibreglass life-sized cow and take a turn at butter making. Volunteers from the rural community will be helping run the activities and steward the event.

Alix Ritchie, RHET Perth & Kinross Co-ordinator, said: “Food and farming days provide a wonderful outdoor learning experience to help educate children about where the food they eat comes from. We are grateful to Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020 and to the Basil Death Fund for providing the funds to make this event possible.

Explaining the importance of the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER support, Jackie Brierton – Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Chair said, “The award towards this community project is one of a number of benefitting from a portion of £3.8 million of LEADER and Scottish Government funds available for the development of rural communities and rural enterprise until 2020 in Perthshire. It is a fantastic opportunity for us all and we are pleased we have been able to support it.