Success for students and graduates at Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills
The winners of Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS, the Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills, were announced on Thursday 9 March with students, modern apprentices and graduates from across the UHI partnership celebrating their achievements.
The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals in Scotland’s rural sector while providing trainees of all ages with a springboard to succeed in their careers.
This year, the industry categories covered agriculture; animal care; aquaculture; equine; environmental conservation; fisheries management; game and wildlife; horticulture; land-based engineering; and trees and timber.
As well as taking the top spot in five of the categories, our students received awards for overall winner, overall runner-up, modern apprentice of the year, winner of the CARAS award, and winner of the Tam Tod Trophy for outstanding young learner.
Nia Hunter, SVQ agriculture student at UHI Shetland:
➕ Overall winner
➕ Winner of the CARAS award
➕ Modern Apprentice of the Year
➕ Winner of the agriculture category
Brodie Linklater, Modern Apprenticeship in horticulture at UHI Moray:
➕ Overall runner-up
➕ Winner of the horticulture category
Hannah Munro, advanced certificate in forestry through the Scottish School of Forestry at UHI Inverness:
➕ Winner of the trees and timber category
Jon O’Connor, National Certificate in gamekeeping through UHI North Highland:
➕ Winner of the game and wildlife category
Craig Johnstone, Technical Apprenticeship in aquaculture through UHI Shetland:
➕ Winner of the aquaculture category
Stewart MacDonald, completed a National Certificate in gamekeeping through UHI North Highland:
➕ Winner of the Tam Tod Trophy
Charles Arrindell, Modern Apprenticeship in game and wildlife management through UHI North Highland:
➕ Runner-up in the game and wildlife category
Lori Smith, Modern Apprenticeship in aquaculture through UHI Shetland:
➕ Runner-up in the aquaculture category
Cameron Murray, SVQ in trees and timber through the Scottish School of Forestry at UHI Inverness
➕ Runner-up in the trees and timber category
Shannon Leask, UHI Shetland apprentice
➕ Runner-up in the horticulture category
Interested in studying with us? Find out more about our land-based courses.
You can also find out about apprenticeship opportunities through our partners:
➕ Foundation Apprentices: are work-based qualifications for senior phase pupils. They combine the best of academic and vocational learning in one single qualification.
➕ Modern Apprenticeships: provide people aged 16 and over the opportunity to achieve an industry recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable experience in the workplace.