Friday, 2 September 2011

Meet the Minister at Glensaugh

Lord Lindsay and Prof Iain Gordon, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, jointly hosted a meeting at the Glensaugh Research Station for Stewart Stevenson, MSP, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.  This gave representatives of both organisations a chance to discuss upland issues with the Minister in an informal, practical setting.  The weather was fair and some interesting discussion too place.  The JHI communications team issued a press release which can be viewed here and the Press & Journal published a short article which can be downloaded here.

This was a good chance to impress on the Minister the role that the Forum has in generating consensus.  It linked well to the JHI message about the need for partnership and engagement with the end users of the science.  The proposal to establish an annual research exchange meeting at Glensaugh received all round support and the aim will be to set this up as soon as possible.

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