2017 Winners

Looking for inspiration ahead of making a nomination for the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards? Read about our 2017 winners here. 

The winners of the 2017 Scottish Rural Awards were a diverse group, with three key factors in common – the positive impact they make within their local communities, the quality of their businesses, and their dedication to their respective fields. 

Read more about our award winners’ work in our 2017 brochure – just click on the cover below: 

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RURAL HERO

Winner – Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

 

EDUCATION

Winner – North Higland College UHI Gamekeeping Department

Runner Up – Peebles CAN

Highly Commended – The Reay Forest Estate

 

CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Winner – Communities Along The Carron

Runner Up – Ogilvy Spirits

Highly Commended – Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust

 

BUSINESS START UP

Winner – Craine Communications

Runner Up – Trossachs Mobility

Highly Commended – Lochranza Centre CIC

 

BUSINESS DIVERSIFICATION

Winner – Luss Estates

Runner Up – Gordon Castle

Highly Commended – Meikleour Estate

 

ARTISAN FOOD

Winner – Loch Arthur Creamery & Farm Shop 

Runner Up – The Wee Isle Dairy

Highly Commended – Summer Harvest

 

ARTISAN DRINK

Winner – Waulkmill Cider

Runner Up – Crossbill Gin

Highly Commended – Strathearn Distillery

 

AGRICULTURE

Winner – Charley and Andrea Walker, Barnside Farm

Runner Up – Hugh Grierson Organic

Highly Commended – SoilEssentials Ltd

 

RURAL EMPLOYER

Winner – Walkers Shortbread

Runner Up – Macphie of Glenbervie

Highly Commended – Baxters Food Group

 

RURAL ENTERPRISE

Winner – Oban Phoenix Cinema

Runner Up – Roan’s Dairy

Highly Commended – Buth Bharraigh

 

RURAL TOURISM

Winner – Cream o’ Galloway

Runner Up – Oban Winter Festival

Highly Commended – The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

 

RURAL HOSPITALITY

Winner – The Puffer Bar & Restaurant

Runner Up – The Rings

Highly Commended – The Buccleuch Arms

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Winner – Sam Morshead