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



Our national Helping It Happen Awards recognise the role of estates, farms, rural businesses and individuals 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, The Helping It Happen Awards highlight the achievements of the forward-looking businesses, estates and individuals who are making a real difference.

The Helping It Happen Awards 2021 are now open for entries! You can find the entry forms on the menu to the left.

Upon submitting your entry, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Following this, a member of our team will be in touch to confirm that we have correctly received your attachments. We recommend typing up and saving your answers to questions on a Word document before submitting an entry so that any technical mishaps can be quickly rectified!

Please contact us at if you have any questions about the awards, or an entry you have made, and we will answer your questions or address any problems as soon as possible.

The awards close to entries on 4 August and winners will be announced at a live virtual ceremony on 27 October 2021.

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