It’s been a very busy time sorting everything for our new Pre-Apprentices coming on board and starting their 3-week induction at SRUC Barony College. On Monday 17th June, our Pre-Apprentices and mentors attended the official launch of the programme at Tarff Town and Country, Dumfries. The launch enabled the Pre-Apprentices and mentors to meet one another and introduce themselves. Following the morning meeting, the students were taken out to the Barony where they got settled into their accommodation and started on their induction programme. The first week saw the Pre-Apprentices having an introductory tour of the Barony farm, starting their Certificate of Work Readiness units, going out on farm and carrying out tasks, a health and safety session at Oatridge campus followed by a visit to the Royal Highland Show on Friday (21st).