Farming trust aim to engage with schools

Isabel Milroy with Fiona Jamieson.
Isabel Milroy with Fiona Jamieson.

The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) recently saw the appointment of Isabel Milroy, the new Assistant Coordinator in their Dumfries & Galloway Countryside Initiative.

RHET DGCI has appointed a dedicated Assistant Coordinator in response to the demand for farm visits and classroom talks in the area. Isabel will work alongside Fiona Jamieson, the current Project Coordinator for the region, with Isabel’s focus of work in Wigtownshire.

Isabel was brought up on the family farm of Ardoch, near Dalry, Castle Douglas before marrying and settling with her family at Mains of Machermore near Newton Stewart, where she lives with her husband George and two daughters who are currently studying at university.

With her keen interest in livestock, Isabel has a small pedigree herd of Limousin cattle and as well as the cheviot flock, has a small flock of pedigree Texel and Beltex sheep.

Isabel said, “I am delighted to be appointed as the new RHET Assistant Coordinator for Dumfries & Galloway and look forward to working with the nurseries, schools and farmer volunteers in the Wigtownshire area.”

DGCI Project Coordinator Fiona Jamieson said: “Between us, we aim to engage with more schools and volunteers across the region, maximising the service we offer to both teachers and farmers.”

RHASS Chairman Keith Brooke said: “I am delighted to learn that RHET Dumfries & Galloway Countryside Initiative is continuing to move forward with the recent appointment of Isabel Milroy to help provide greater support in this specific area, thereby strengthening the existing links between the classroom and the countryside. Having been closely involved with RHET in the formative years, I welcome this news and look forward to hearing about the progress this will bring.”