With a historical background and an active interest in agriculture, it was natural that Binn Group would want to support the Royal Highland Education Trust with their project “Taking the classroom to the Countryside”.
The tour aims to raise £6,000 for The Royal Highland Education Trust as part of their 20th-anniversary celebrations. It is 20 years since RHET started the journey of better educating the children of Scotland in where their food comes from, and making them more aware of the environment around them. The purpose of RHET is to bring farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. RHET board chairman George will be visiting 12 Scottish schools on his 600-mile tour, culminating in the Grand Finale at the Royal Highland Show. George aims to raise £10 from sponsors for the RHET, for every mile travelled.
George said: “I will be visiting two schools per day spending around two hours at each school. These visits will be about more than just a tractor as each individual Countryside Initiative will be bringing in volunteers to talk about farming in their area.”
Binn Group is proud to be supporting this very worthwhile initiative, along with farm machinery dealer Hamilton Ross Group and Allison Enterprises. The beautiful sculpture, made from recycled farm metals, was crafted by Kev Paxton of ArtFe, Ratho.
The eye-catching piece of agricultural art was donated to RHET and it will be auctioned to raise funds at a gala dinner later on in the year.
Allan MacGregor, Binn Group CEO, said “We are very much a country based business that has a deep love for farming and agriculture. I believe it is vital that young people understand the importance of the countryside, where their food comes from and how to protect the farming community. We are proud to be supporting the RHET in this journey and helping them to raise funds for their continued work.”