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East Ayrshire farmer wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

East Ayrshire farmer wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
"Food and farming are becoming even more important as Scotland aims to expand its food and drink sector, and this award recognises the people who are managing our farmland and producing food in ways that support nature"
Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams

John Dalziel, of Common Farm in East Ayrshire, has picked up the Nature of Scotland 2018 Food and Farming Award, sponsored by the James Hutton Institute, for his efforts to integrate wildlife conservation into his successful farming system and his work with partners to restore peatlands, create wetlands and conserve curlews.

The award was presented by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, at a ceremony held at the Edinburgh Sheraton Grand Hotel with 48 finalists and more than 330 guests in attendance.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute