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Education Finalists 2018

Scottish School of Forestry Balloch, Inverness, Highlands The Scottish School of Forestry at Balloch mainly delivers of forestry and arboriculture training and education, from complete beginner up to PhD. The principal institution for forestry training and education in Scotland, the SSF has an excellent reputation for providing successful forest workers and managers for bothContinue Reading

Rural Tourism Finalists 2018

The Cocoabean Company Twynholm, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway The Cocoabean Company is a family-run chocolate factory and visitor attraction founded in Twynholm in the south west of Scotland in 2005 by owner Claire Beck. What started as a hobby business from a passion for chocolate and a background in new product development soon turned intoContinue Reading

Rural Employer Finalists 2018

Mackie’s of Scotland Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire Mackie’s is a pioneering fourth generation family, vertically integrated food and farming business – making dairy ice cream and chocolate on the farm in Aberdeenshire. The family have been farming there since 1912 and making ice cream in a ‘sky to scoop design chain’ since 1986. They started makingContinue Reading