Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, was grateful for the news. Commenting on the award he said:
“Roslin Institute is a wonderful institute that has largely contributed to the success and progress of science in Scotland. I am thrilled to learn that such a large contribution is being made, allowing them to continue their excellent work!
“Scotland is a country of growing potential, and it is awards such as this that allow our institutes and organisations to progress. Our country has a lot to offer, and I am sure that Roslin Institute will use this award to further showcase our innovation and contribution to the world.”