2018 Winners

Looking for inspiration ahead of making a nomination for the 2019 Scottish Rural Awards? Read about our 2018 winners here. 

The winners of the 2018 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. 

To read more about our winners’ work in our 2018 brochure – click on the cover below:


RURAL HERO

Winner – Are Ewe Okay?

EDUCATION

Winner – Royal Northern Countryside Initiative 

Runner Up – Ringlink Scotland 

Highly Commended – Breadalbane Academy 

 

CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Winner – The Angus Glens Moorland Group

Runner Up – The Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery Co Ltd

Highly Commended – CH & AK Walker

 

BUSINESS START UP

Winner – GlenWyvis Distillery

Runner Up – The Highland Cookhouse

Highly Commended – Wild Thyme Spirits

 

BUSINESS DIVERSIFICATION

Winner – Craighead Country Nursery School

Runner Up – Ledard Farm

Highly Commended – Luss Estates

 

ARTISAN FOOD

Winner – Wild Hearth Bakery

Runner Up – The Really Garlicky Company

Highly Commended – Stewart Tower Dairy

 

ARTISAN DRINK

Winner – The Buck and Birch Ltd

Runner Up – Isle of Harris Distillery

Highly Commended – Avva Scottish Gin

 

AGRICULTURE

Winner – A & R Muirhead – Grass Seed Ltd

Runner Up – CH & AK Walker

Highly Commended – Charlesfield Farms

 

RURAL EMPLOYER

Winner – Mackie’s of Scotland

Runner Up – Gordon Castle Scotland

Highly Commended – Loch Duart Salmon

 

RURAL ENTERPRISE

Winner – Xanthella

Runner Up – IceRobotics

Highly Commended – Macrebur

 

RURAL TOURISM

Winner – DD8 Music

Runner Up – Crail Food Festival

Highly Commended – Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

 

RURAL HOSPITALITY

Winner – Colstoun

Runner Up – Ninth Wave Restaurant

Highly Commended – Duns Castle Estate

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Winner – Douglas Watson