Chinese party visits Midlothian science centres

A delegation from the Chinese province of Shandong visit the Scottish Agricultural College facilities on the Bush Estate, Midlothian. Pictured is Dr Tony Waterhouse, head of the beef research facility, with vice-governor Jia (centre) and his party.

A delegation from the Chinese province of Shandong visit the Scottish Agricultural College facilities on the Bush Estate, Midlothian. Pictured is Dr Tony Waterhouse, head of the beef research facility, with vice-governor Jia (centre) and his party.

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Midlothian’s world class research facilities were on the top of the agenda when a Chinese delegation visited Scotland this week.

The party from Shandong, a province in Eastern China, toured Roslin Institute and the Scottish Agricultural College’s facilities at the Bush Estate.

Leading the delegation was vice-governor Jia Wanzhi, who later met with Scottish Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson.

The visit is seen as a sign of strengthening links between Scotland and China.

First Minister Alex Salmond undertook a trade and cultural mission to China in December when he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the governor of Shandong.

China is emerging as a key market for Scotland. Salmon exports to China from January to November last year were worth £21.4 million and Scotch whisky exports were worth £60.1m in the same period.

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