Helping It Happen Awards

Our awards programme to highlight how rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in helping rural Scotland thrive.

Helping It Happen Winners

Helping It Happen Awards

HIH National awards


Our national Helping It Happen Awards recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses who are helping rural Scotland thrive. 

Whether it's through providing affordable rural housing, supporting local businesses, or working with schools to support rural skills, Helping It Happen highlights the achievements of the forward-looking businesses, estates and individuals who are making a real difference.

Our ceremony premiered on YouTube at noon on 30 September 2020. You can watch the awards as they were announced blow!



You can read more about our finalists and winners through the links below. If you would like to register your interest for the 2021 awards, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at, and we will be in touch when the entries for next year open!

Winning the SLE Helping It Happen Award for Tourism in 2017 was a pivotal moment for us. It was the first major recognition we had received for the business we had created and it gave us the drive to keep moving forward.


Errichel House & Restaurant, Tourism Award Joint-Winner, 2017