THE SCOTTISH RURAL AWARDS JUDGES FOR 2017
Meet our five judges for 2017…
The editor of Scottish Field for the past six years and formerly Scotland on Sunday’s restaurant reviewer for more than a decade, Richard has a strong working knowledge of the rural economy, particularly its hospitality sector. A former judge of Taste of Grampian and The Thistle Awards, he is widely travelled throughout Scotland and is a keen country sportsman.
Currently the Countryside Alliance Director for Scotland, Jamie has worked within wildlife and land management sector for over 20 years. Developing and delivering significant projects under the Rural Development Programme both in Scotland and England, Jamie brings a broad knowledge on issues and challenges affecting rural enterprise.
A key figure in the development of Scottish cuisine over the past 30 years, Shirley works closely with Education Scotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance, aiming to help guide Scotland towards becoming a Good Food Nation. Shirley is also a familiar face at her renowned restaurant, The Three Chimneys at Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.
A hospitality consultant and Director of The Lodge at Perth Racecourse, Charlie was the project manager for Routes to Rural Employment, and now sits on the Board of Management at The University of the Highlands and Islands at Perth College.
Sarah is a freelance communications consultant, and has specialised in the food and drink sector for the past 10 years. With a strong background in PR and publishing, Sarah works with a wide range of food and drink clients, focusing on integrated marketing strategies and digital presence.