Saturday, 8 December 2012

New National Centre for the Uplands launched

Photo: FWi
Congratulations to Julia Aglionby on her appointment as Director of the new National Centre for the Uplands, based at Newton Rigg College in Penrith.  See the Farmer's Weekly article for more detail.

The objectives set for the college include:

  • undertaking and publishing research into hill farming and land management
  • demonstration for research and training
  • running training programmes
  • organising events to stimulate discussion
These objectives will sound very familiar to supporters of The Heather Trust - they are very similar to ours, and as a result I have offered support for the programme of work at the new Centre.  It may be helpful to use the HT networks to spread the word about the Centre's activities throughout the UK.

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