Award win for horticulture student

Horticulture Student John Boyd Wins Lantra Learner Of The Year

Horticulture student John Boyd has been named Lantra Horticulture Learner of the Year at this year’s Lantra Scotland awards.

John, who is currently studying for a Level 3 Award in Parks, Gardens, and Greenspaces at Glasgow Clyde College, scooped the top prize following his commitment to working in Scotland’s land based sector. Alongside his studies, John works as a gardener at In-Work Enterprise Ltd, a Social Enterprise based in Greenock and is involved in carrying out hard and soft landscaping works, ground maintenance contracts, the Scotrail ‘adopt a station’ programme, tree and shrub planting, timber fence construction and taking part in community projects.

John, 25 from Port Glasgow, said: “I can’t quite believe that I have won. It’s a real honour to be named as Learner of the Year at the Lantra awards - I’m over the moon.

“I was always interested in gardening and the outdoors so the Horticulture course at Glasgow Clyde College seemed like the perfect fit, as it allows me to study and learn at the same time. The course has definitely inspired me to broaden my knowledge of the sector and will definitely help with future career opportunities.”

Derrek Carson, Horticulture Lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled for John and his award win. He’s truly committed and passionate about his studies and work, it’s a great achievement.”

The Lantra Learner of the Year Award celebrates the achievements of exceptional people working in some of our most important industries. The awards took place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Dunblane on Thursday 2nd March where TV presenter, Adam Henson, gave the keynote address.