DUMFRIES House triumphed at an annual awards ceremony that recognised their outstanding work with youngsters.

Their ‘outdoor classes’ scooped them the major win as they picked up the Education Award at the 2019 Scottish Land and Estate’s Helping It Happen Awards.

The 2,000-acre estate is home to Valentin’s Education Farm and the Pierburg Building and Kauffman Education Gardens.

The two facilities are used as hubs for The Prince’s Foundation to educate visiting school groups about farming, horticulture and the provenance of food.

Arianne Knowles, food, farming and horticulture manager for The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House, said: “The staff at Dumfries House work incredibly hard every day to educate and inspire the young people who come to visit the estate. We welcome thousands of school pupils each year to learn about animal husbandry, the provenance of food, and preparing and cooking vegetables from our education garden. It is an honour to have our work recognised in this way.”

The judges highlighted two projects from the past year that had caught their eye. The Spring Festival of Farming, which was held in May, offered an opportunity for school teachers and pupils to engage in an array of hands-on activities that helped bring to life and improve their understanding of food, farming and the countryside.