Tractor Tour Marks 20 Years of RHET

Sam Mercer from Reekie Ltd Perth with George Lawrie and the tractor that is being used for the tour.

As we enter into 2019 we are ready to mark a major milestone for The Royal Highland Education Trust. It is 20 years since RHET started the journey of 'Taking the Classroom to the Countryside' and better educating the children of Scotland in where their food comes from, and making them more aware of the environment around them.

To help mark this milestone, George Lawrie, chairman of the RHET board, is undertaking a Tractor Tour and visiting a school in each of the 12 Countryside Initiative areas around Scotland. This will take place the week prior to the Royal Highland Show, starting off from the showground on the 12th of June and finishing back at the showground on the 19th of June. The planned route will cover around 600 miles and George will be visiting 2 schools per day spending roughly 2 hours at each school.

To help undertake this trip Massey Ferguson with the help of Reekie Ltd Perth is kindly supplying a tractor and Allison Enterprises and Binn Group, both of Glenfarg, are supplying a trailer that will be used to carry a Highland cow sculpture made from recycled farm metal that will be auctioned at the Royal Highland Show. Also, thanks to the help of Ringlink, Scottish Fuel are supplying the diesel for the tour. We are indebted to the generosity of these companies allowing us to undertake this tour.

Please follow our Facebook page to hear when other companies sign up their support. As well as celebrating our 20th birthday we have set a challenge of raising £10 for every mile travelled.

You can also check out our JustGiving page to pledge your support and help us continue our work for another 20 years: