Scots farmers to be celebrated at Harvest Thanksgiving

SCOTTISH farmers are set to be celebrated for his or her exhausting work in fields in the course of the harvest season.

The Royal Highland & Agriculture Society of Scotland (RHASS) will host an inaugural Harvest Thanksgiving this Sunday on the historic St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

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This extraordinary occasion will honour the exhausting work of Scottish farmers and first meals producers, while highlighting the necessity to scale back meals waste. 

From 11am to 12pm, the free-to-attend Harvest Thanksgiving occasion will convey the countryside proper into the guts of Edinburgh with a tractor and mix harvester on proud show in Parliament Sq. beside the Cathedral. 

The occasion will function a show of ‘wonky’ seasonal fruit and veggies, usually rejected by supermarkets, to create a vibrant show.

The produce will likely be generously donated by native farmers from East and West Lothian, and afterwards will probably be donated to charities together with The Salvation Military, Cyrenians and Social Chunk. 

Open to everybody, the Harvest Thanksgiving will function a heartwarming Sunday ‘all and no-faith’ service with readings by former RHASS Chaplain Angus Morrison.  

The featured tractors are kindly offered by RHASS Director, Invoice Grey MBE.  

RHASS Chairman, Jim Warnock, commented:  

“Our first Harvest Thanksgiving celebration will have fun the resilience and tireless efforts of Scotland’s farming neighborhood, all whereas supporting nice charities.

“RHASS champions rural Scotland and all those that work in it, and right now of yr they’re below enormous stress.

“Be a part of us at St Giles Cathedral this Sunday to point out our appreciation for many who put meals on our tables.” 

The Harvest Thanksgiving service will likely be led by Rev Sigrid Marten, Affiliate Minister of St Giles’ Cathedral. She stated:  

“We’re very excited that we now have been in a position to work intently along with the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland to attract the eye of passers-by, not solely to our Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday which they’re welcome to affix, but in addition to spotlight the very important position that Scottish farmers play in offering nice high quality meals. 

“Bringing farming tools to the Royal Mile is one strategy to remind us of our dependence on those that work exhausting to provide our meals. 

“We’re additionally very grateful to native farmers for all of the donations of greens that will likely be used to embellish the sanctuary of St Giles’ Cathedral for Harvest Sunday which will likely be later given to folks most in want.”