Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed further investment in his constituency with over £900,000 being invested in agricultural teaching facilities at the SRUC’s Craibstone Campus.
The funding will be used to create a new engineering workshop and demonstration areas for farm machinery, while a new livestock shed, and animal handling equipment will also be put in place. The site will also see new storage areas for farming and demonstration equipment as well as improved road access.
The investment comes after £50,000 was spent earlier this year to create new student welfare and small group teaching facilities. The project is set to be completed by the end of 2022.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“The North-east is at the heart of the Scottish agriculture industry so its great to see this investment taking place, helping ensure the future for our agricultural students.
“The work carried out at Craibstone is of vital importance not only to those who study there and the industry in general, but to the whole nation as it helps develop innovations in food production, food security and climate change.
“I’m delighted these new facilities are going forward and I wish SRUC Craibstone continued success going forward.”