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James Hutton Institute King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development

Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, Stephen Leckie, was delighted to present the King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development to The James Hutton Institute in recognition of the institute’s world-leading research on sustainability across land, food and natural resources.

The award was presented to the Hutton’s Chief Executive Professor Colin Campbell by Stephen Leckie, the Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, on behalf of His Majesty the King, in a ceremony at the Civic Hall at Perth and Kinross Council.

On receipt of the award, Professor Colin Campbell said, “We’re honoured to receive this award. Sustainability drives our research and we recognise the urgency with which we must all act.

“One of the major areas we focus on is agriculture, which is responsible for approximately 7.5 MtCO2e, or 19%, of Scotland’s emissions. To move towards UK and Scottish Government net zero ambitions, innovation is needed and through our initiatives like the International Barley Hub (IBH), the Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) and our Climate-Positive Farming Initiative, Scotland is at the forefront of tackling these issues.

“The connectivity of the climate, nature and food crises also means we need systems change. Our interdisciplinary research helps to underpin policies for sustainable land-use working with communities and supporting future generations’ wellbeing.”

Also attending the presentation were the Hutton’s Sustainability Coordinator Stefan Jindra, HydroGlen Project Development Officer Niamh Carr and International Barley Hub director Professor Robbie Waugh.

Photo courtesy of Angus Findlay Photography

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