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Members of the Scottish Parliament visit the Institute

Richard Leonard MSP and Rhoda Grant MSP visited us to learn about the research conducted at the Institute.

Our visitors at The Roslin Institute
Our visitors at the Institute with Deputy Director Professor Mark Stevens, Director Eleanor Riley and Roslin Innovation Centre CEO John Mackenzie.

On 9 January 2019, we received a visit by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) Richard Leonard (Member for Central Scotland) and Rhoda Grant (Member for Highlands and Islands).

The visit was made in advance of a Scottish Parliament debate on “Recognising the Life Sciences Sector in Scotland” so that the MSPs could learn about the work conducted at the Institute and gain further insights into the UK life sciences sector.

During the visit, the MSPs had the opportunity to visit the Roslin Innovation Centre – a hub for companies working in the animal and veterinary sciences, agri-tech and One Health industries.

The visit ended at Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre where our visitors could see the laboratory where we host school and community groups who attend workshops where they can conduct experiments with our scientist and vets.

We are delighted to welcome Richard Leonard MSP and Rhoda Grant MSP to The Roslin Institute. Our research helps farmers in Scotland and beyond to improve agricultural productivity and the welfare of farmed animals and it also acts as a magnet for attracting agri-tech businesses and growing Life Sciences in Scotland. Our Science Outreach Centre plays a very important role in introducing school pupils and communities from all backgrounds to our research activities and engaging their interest in life sciences in an informative and enjoyable way.

Professor Eleanor Riley, Director, The Roslin Institute

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Pictures

Rhoda Grant MSP is greeted by Professor Eleanor Riley at arrival at The Roslin Institute
Rhoda Grant MSP is greeted by Professor Eleanor Riley at arrival.
Brief tour of the Easter Bush Campus.
Brief tour of Easter Bush Campus.
Visit to Roslin Innovation Centre.
Visit to Roslin Innovation Centre.