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By Fiona Reid
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Parliament date for RHET

MSPs are to be given a taster of the work of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) at a Scottish Parliament reception for the charity.

It takes place on September 12 and will be hosted by Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson.

RHET aims to provide the opportunity for children across Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside and to gain a wider understanding of the realities of rural Scotland. Their activities include organising free visits to working farms, holding learning activities and providing unbiased information on farming and food production.

Their work is supported by volunteers across Scotland, including a number in Dumfries and Galloway.

And MSPs will get the chance to get hands on with some of the learning activities including wheat grinding, milking Mabel the fibre-glass cow and cycling up their own smoothie.

In addition, RHET will discuss their work in schools, how they fundraise and what their plans for the future are.

Mr Carson said: “RHET do fantastic work in Dumfries and Galloway and across Scotland and I’m glad to be able to host them at the Scottish Parliament. I hope MSPs from across the chamber will take the opportunity to meet with RHET and find out more about their important work.”

RHET chairman Alistair Marshall added: “We’re delighted to be able to showcase the variety of work that we do to MSPs from across Scotland. Finlay Carson MSP is a great supporter of RHET in his own constituency and we’re grateful for him inviting us to attend the Scottish Parliament to talk about our work.”

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