THREE trainees from Ayrshire have been short-listed for Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which willtake place at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Thursday, March 7.

The finalists are: Chloe Reid, Toni Lamont, and William Muir.

The finalists for the 2019 learner of the year awards were chosen by an independent judging panel made up of influential figures from across the landbased and aquaculture sector: Agriculture and rural affairs journalist Erika Hay, Keith Paterson of Forestry Commission Scotland, farmer Keith Redpath, former agricultural banker Jimmy McLean; Lisa Connell of The Scottish Salmon Company and Rebecca Dawes of Jane Craigie Marketing.