Alasdair was made an MBE in 2011 for his services to tourism, died aged 59 on Monday June 21, following a long battle with cancer.
Only this year, he was commended by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland Sir William Young Award for his exceptional contribution to the world of cattle breeding.
A tribute was posted on the Gretna House Farms’s Facebook page, with Mr Houston’s devotion to his family, alongside his work and the wider community hailed following his sad passing.
The statement read: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Alasdair Houston, MBE, DL, FRAgS, of Gretna Green on 21st June 2021 in the Alexandra Unit, Dumfries at the age of 59 following a long illness with cancer.Share this
Advance notice of a question time event taking place at 6.30pm on the 27th February 2024 at One Birdcage Walk, London. This is an event that by CARAS, FCN, IAgrM, TIAH and WCF. More details to follow.
SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF PROFESSIONALISM IN AGRICULTURE – A QUESTION TIME EVENT 27th February 2024
Royal Bath and West Show 30th May to 1st June 2024
Royal Cornwall Show 6th to 8th June 2024
Royal Ulster Show 15th to 18th May 2024
Royal Three Counties Show 14th to 16th June 2024
Royal Cheshire County Show 18th & 19th June 2024
Royal Highland Show 20th to 23rd June 2024
Royal Norfolk Show 26th & 27th June 2024
Royal Welsh Show 22nd to 25th July 2024
Royal Lancashire Show 19th to 21st July 2024