William Riddet was born in Dalry on the 16th of March, 1896. William worked on his father’s farm from a young age and went on to study agriculture and dairyism at the West of Scotland Agricultural Cottage in Glasgow.
“William’s contribution to dairy science is immeasurable, his scientific knowledge was outstanding, and he was always full of new ideas. He received the gold medal of the British Society of Dairy Technology in 1953 and was decorated with the C.B.E in 1954 by Queen Elizabeth II when she was on a visit to New Zealand.”
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