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Members of the Scottish Parliament praise Roslin

Strong contributions of the Roslin Institute to the rural economy and gender balance were praised during a debate.

Members of the Scottish Parliament Rhoda Grant, Iain Gray and Oliver Mundell praised the Roslin Institute during a debate on Scotland as a Science Nation.

The Roslin Institute's impact is felt on a local, national and international level through its work in advancing knowledge to prevent and treat important veterinary diseases and develop sustainable farm animal production systems.

The Institute holds a gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of its efforts to promote gender equality and address challenges for women in science.

I cannot speak about women in science and technology without mentioning the women into science and engineering — WISE — campaign for gender equality in science, technology and engineering. The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute has championed that cause and is working to achieve a better gender balance in STEM.

Rhoda Grant MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour

The Roslin institute is a good example to look at in addressing the gender balance issue because it is also the only research institution in Scotland with a gold award in the Athena SWAN programme.

Iain GrayMSP for East Lothian, Scottish Labour

[…] research, like the work that is done at the Moredun Research Institute and Roslin institute, makes a significant contribution to rural Scotland and our rural economy. It shows the value and practical advantage of retaining and developing world-leading expertise here in Scotland.

Oliver MundellMSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Part

** The Roslin Institute receives strategic investment funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and it is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. **

Related links

Debate: Scotland as a science nation

Scottish Parliament celebrates gender equality work

Members of the Scottish Parliament visit the Institute