The third annual Scottish Rural Awards & Gala Dinner took place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The home of the Scottish Rural Awards since its first year, Dynamic Earth is a five-star visitor experience located at the end of the city’s Holyrood Road, neighbouring the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Bringing together over 400 representatives from some of Scotland’s most outstanding rural businesses, the 2017 awards ceremony and gala dinner was truly an event not to be missed!
Comedian Fred MacAulay took to the stage as our compère for the evening, keeping us all entertained!
While we prepare our film from the 2017 event, you can watch our video from 2016 here – a huge thanks to the team from Beaten Track TV!
Guests at the 2016 Awards & Gala Dinner had a ball!
Simon and Ashley Hogg, Kersmains Cottage, by Kelso:
‘Ashley and I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the Scottish Field team for helping to put on such a great night last night. From the venue to the food and Fred MacAulay hosting, everything was first class. Receiving our award was a real surprise and made our night.’
Claire Ferguson, Scotsburn Croft, Invergordon:
‘We are absolutely thrilled with the recognition and award. Its been a great start to the year and long may it continue. Thank you all very much! The girls had an amazing night.’
Graeme and Emma Clark, Glenegedale House, Islay:
‘We are so incredibly proud to have been a finalist for the Scottish Rural Awards and to have been included in the names of some of the fabulous places that Scotland has. We both work so hard to make sure every guests has a brilliant holiday and it makes all the 5am starts every day and the long hours so worthwhile when you are recognised. Thank you. You have all given Graeme and I a spring in our step for the rest of the year.’
Christine Bell, Communities Along The Carron, Falkirk:
‘Thank you all so much for the event, we were absolutely delighted to be shortlisted and totally blown away by our win!’