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Gareth Baird HND, FRAgS Director, Merchistonian, Parent, Chairman of the Board, Finance & General Purposes Committee

Gareth was educated at Merchiston (1970-75) and graduated with a HND in Agriculture from the East of Scotland Agricultural College.

He is a third generation tenant farmer based near Kelso and a leading figure in Scotland’s agriculture and food and drink sectors. He was reappointed Scottish Commissioner for The Crown Estate in 2013 and is also Deputy Lieutenant for Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale. He holds a number of directorships including Vice Chairman of Grainco Ltd and Director of Scotland Food and Drink. Beyond the agriculture business, he is committed to supporting educational and economic development in the region; he is presently Chairman of Pentland Science Park, as well as Chairman at St Mary’s School Melrose. He is married with 3 children.

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