Winners of RBST Scotland Food & Farming Sustainability Awards Announced
The winners of the inaugural RBST Scotland Food & Farming Sustainability Awards have been announced, recognising their excellence in sustainable food and farming.
The awards were presented to winners from across Scotland by Mairi McAllan, Minister for Environment and Land Reform, at a ceremony during the Royal Highland Show on Thursday 23rd June 2022.
The awards are run by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s Scottish Form which supports the survival of rare native livestock and equine breeds in Scotland. They celebrate the people and businesses throughout Scotland’s farming and food industry who have placed environmental sustainability at the heart of what they do.
Mairi McAllan, Minister for Environment and Land Reform, said: “I’d like to extend my congratulations to all of the winners of the inaugural RBST Scotland Food & Farming Sustainability Awards. I wish them every success in growing their sustainable businesses.
“We are committed to supporting farmers, small holders and crofters to produce more of our food, more sustainably, which will ultimately help make our food systems more resilient. This will transform how we will support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.
“The genetic diversity of our livestock are an important part of Scottish agriculture. Rare breeds are the result of hundreds of years of selective breeding developed to meet a range of cultural needs and a variety of environmental niches.”