Published Wednesday, 26th June 2013 in Study at SRUC news
The hardworking students at the Barony Campus of SRUC received certificates and trophies marking their achievements over the past academic year, during the recent annual Awards Presentations.
In front of friends and families twenty-six prizes were awarded to students showing particular accomplishment, progress or made a special contribution to their course. Prize winners had been nominated by tutors from each section of Barony Campus.
The assembled gathering was welcomed by SRUC Board Vice Chairman Alistair Marshall who then introduced David James, the college’s Assistant Principal for Further Education. He spoke of the year’s successes and achievements at Barony Campus. David said:
“It has been a momentous year for land-based education in Scotland, with the merger of Barony, Oatridge, Elmwood colleges and the Scottish Agricultural College. We believe that the creation of SRUC will greatly enhance the learning and career opportunities of all of our students and, by combining our practical, academic, research and consultancy expertise, make Scotland a world leader in the field”.
“To you, the learners, graduating this afternoon I know that the staff are very proud to see you progress into other courses in Further Education, Higher Education or employment. We are delighted to celebrate your success”.
The guest speaker was Donald Leitch, interim Principal at Barony at the time of the merger. Congratulating the students he spoke about his experience and the challenges he had faced during his working life and wished the students success in their chosen careers. He then presented the awards.
The award winners were:
- Carrs Billington Award - Most improved student in Agriculture, Cailean Knapp;
- Novartis Award - The best practical student in Agriculture, Jake Atkinson;
- Kilco International Dairy Trophy - The best dairy student, James Vance;
- The Alisdair Clark Memorial Award - The best Stockperson prize, William McMillan;
- Robbie Weir Memorial Quaich - Mark Beaty;
- The Smith Trophy - The best trainee in Agriculture, Ashley Stamper;
- Ishbel Cup and College Quaich - The top student in Agriculture, Hannah Haigh
- College Prize - The best practical Animal Care student, Sophie Dickson;
- College Quaich -The top student in Animal Care, Danial Parker
- College Quaich - The top Animal Nursing Assistant student, Kirstie Munro;
- The Scottish Oils Shield - The top student in Introduction to Service Engineering, Forbes Maxwell;
- CLAAS Prize -The student contributing most to the course, Andrew Brown;
- The Terry O’Neill Trophy - The most promising Engineering trainee, Owen Loughhead;
- The Rickerby Prize - The best practical Engineering student, Ethan Harding;
- The BAGMA Shield and College Quaich - The top student in Engineering, Dylan Blackstock;
- The Harkness Shield - The student contributing most to the Horse Care course, Amanda McCulloch;
- BHS Trophy -The most improved Horse Care student, Krystal Linwood;
- The Buckaroo Biz Award and College Quaich - The top student in Horse Care, Helen McLachlan;
- Robert Beamish Memorial Shield - The student who put the most into the Countryside and Environment course, John Birse;
- The Crown Estates Cup - The best Chainsaw student, Alasdair Brann;
- Forestry Contracting Association Prize - Hardest working practical student – Andrew Craig
- Yerburgh Trophy and College Quaich - The top student in Forestry – Jack Houston
- Institute of Horticulture Prize - The best performance in Plant Identification –David Wilde
- Barony Gardening Club Cup - The best Groundsman – Darren Kennedy
- Barony Gardening Club Rosebowl and College Quaich - The top student in Horticulture, Maryjean Smith
- BNFL Snowball Fund - Citizenship award, Darrell Stark
Back L-R: Dylan Blackstock, John Birse, William McMillan, James Vance, Mark Beaty, Darrell Stark, Stuart mactier (student president), Sophie Dickson, Jake Atkinson, Cailean Knapp, Daniel Parker, Ashley Stamper, Owen Loughhead.
Front L-R: Hannah Haigh, Amanda McCulloch, Donald Leitch, David James, Alistair Marshall, Drew Easton, Helen McLachlan, Krystal Linwood.
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