Borders College

Field to Fork winners showcase success at Scottish Parliament

Borders College students Billy Brogan and Finlay Knox, alongside Lecturers Gillian Petty, Garry Dickson and Alan Tweedie, were recently invited to a parliamentary reception by Scottish Natural Heritage in partnership with Young Scot, to celebrate the ways in which young people are encouraged and empowered to engage with nature.

Billy Brogan and Finlay Knox Borders College

Students Billy Brogan and Finlay Knox.

Jenny Gilruth was the sponsoring MSP, and in her speech, Cabinet Secretary Rosanna Cunningham MSP commented that this was the largest parliamentary reception that she had attended.

Scottish Natural Heritage Chair, Mike Cantlay, also expressed his delight in the success of the different initiatives and praised all involved.

Billy (level 2 Catering and Hospitality student) and Finlay (HNC Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management student) also had the opportunity to showcase the Field to Fork initiative, which they recently won, and were a credit to Borders College engaging with MSPs and other guests, explaining their journey with passion and flair.

Gamekeeping Lecturer Garry Dickson commented:Billy and Finlay with Claudia Beamish MSP

“Claudia Beamish MSP took a real interest in what the students were representing and discussed many of the matters affecting the use of game for food.”

Published: Tue 3rd Apr, 2018