Alison is runner-up in agricultural student of the year award

Alison Ritch, from Kierfold Farm, in Sandwick, has been named runner-up in the 2016 Lantra Agricultural Student of the Year award.

Alison, 31, recently finished a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 3 in Livestock Production and Agriculture at her family’s farm and Orkney College UHI.

Organised by Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for the land-based, aquaculture and environmental industries, the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards recognise and reward Scotland’s most talented trainees from across Scotland’s rural sector, as well as helping encourage employers to invest in skills for the future.

The winners were announced at a ceremony, in Dunblane, yesterday.