Helping It Happen Awards
Our national Helping It Happen Awards recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses in enabling and supporting success in country areas helping rural Scotland thrive. The overall awards are generously supported by headline sponsor The MacRobert Trust.
Our 2019 Awards were a great success with a glitzy ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel. We want to extend our gratitude to our winners, everyone who entered, sponsors and all those who made the event the success it was.
Greater detail on our individual winners can be found through the links at the end of this article following the summary below. If you’re interested in entering our 2020 Helping It Happen Awards, please note your interest by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you up to date.
Helping It Happen 2019 Winners
Winner of the Rural Business Award sponsored by Turcan Connell: Ogilvy Spirits, Hatton of Ogilvy Farm, Forfar for supporting local businesses and rural education throughout their impressive business developments.
Winner of the Conservation Award sponsored by Anderson Strathern: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels for the Developing Community Action initiative to involve local communities in their vital conservation work.
Winner of the Iver Salvesen Green Business Award: Lochrosque and Kinlochewe Estates, Wester Ross for creating multiple green energy sources throughout a diverse estate business.
Joint-winners of the Innovation in Farming Award sponsored by Douglas Home & Co: Sweethope Farm, Kelso for their long-term dedication to research and improving farming methods; and Durie Farms, Leven for persistent work to challenge and improve arable farming practises.
Winner of the Enhancing Our Environment Award sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage: Lochrosque and Kinlochewe Estates, Wester Ross for their sympathetic approach to managing diverse habitats to benefit both land and wildlife.
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