Hugh Raven

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"Hugh Raven is Director of the Soil Association in Scotland. He is Environmental Advisor to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - the UK's largest environment grant-making trust, and a member of the Sustainable Development Commission, advising the Prime Minister and First Ministers of the devolved nations. In April '07 he ended a three-year term on the board of Scottish Natural Heritage. He is a trustee of the Corrour Trust, and Director of his family’s land management business, Ardtornish ( He is an RSPB Scottish Committee member, and active in the Slow Food movement.

"He was formerly environment adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary, a Parliamentary candidate, and chair of the Lochaber Fisheries Trust. In 1994, he edited the report that first popularised the term ‘Food Miles’."[1]

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  1. Science and Engineering at The University of Edinburgh Hugh Raven, organizational web page, accessed April 13, 2012.
  2. John Ellerman Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 16, 2013.
  3. ClientEarth Development Board, organizational web page, accessed February 12, 2016.