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Horticulture student wins at Lantra Scotland Awards

Ross Yuile nominated for Lantra award

Horticulture student Ross Yuile was a big winner at the awards, scooping top prize in the horticulture category at the prestigious ceremony.

No stranger to Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (the ALBAS), Ross, 25, from Crookston, was the joint runner up in the horticulture category at the 2019 ceremony. Ross started his horticulture journey with Glasgow Clyde College at National Certificate level, and is now in his final year of HND Horticulture.

Ross said: “I’m over the moon to have won the Horticulture award at tonight’s ceremony.  I have always loved horticulture,and studied the subject for a few years. I’m now in my final year at Glasgow Clyde College, and to be recognised by the industry for doing something I love before graduating is such a great feeling.”

Derrek Carson, Horticulture Lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled for Ross, and he’s so deserving of this title. Ross has shown real passion and commitment to his studies and work, it’s a great achievement.”  

The Lantra ALBAS recognise and celebrate the achievements of trainees within Scotland’s rural sector. It is also an opportunity to showcase the next generation of talent to future employers. The awards took place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Dunblane last night (Thursday 5th March), and was hosted by Perthshire farmer and stand-up comedian, Jim Smith.

For more information on the college’s horticulture courses, please visit https://www.glasgowclyde.ac.uk/courses/462-hnc-horticulture/715