Falkland professor presented with OBE

Professor Stuart Haszeldine of Falkland
Professor Stuart Haszeldine of Falkland

FALKLAND man Stuart Haszeldine has been presented with the OBE by the Queen at a ceremony held at Holyrood Palace.

Professor Haszeldine, who received the award for services to climate change technologies, said: “ The Queen was very serene and calm, not like my nerves whilst receiving the Honour on that day.

“She is very experienced at making people feel at ease, is a great listener, and has a wide knowledge to ask some good questions.

“We chatted about my research work on carbon capture and storage with large power plants, and about putting carbon back into soils with biochar at small towns and farms to improve crop growth.

“I told her how the award is on behalf of a large team at the University of Edinburgh working on these problems and how Scotland is creating a goodleadership example internationally.”

Commenting on the OBE he added: “ Most of all, I am pleased for my wife Aislinn, my children, and my own father - who was able to be present on the special day as well.”