What are the Scottish Rural Awards?

The Scottish Rural Awards are the only awards dedicated to celebrating the achievements of those who live and work in Scotland’s countryside. Now in their fourth year, the Scottish Rural Awards are partnered by Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, in association with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. 


When do nominations open for the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards?

Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards closed on Monday 30th October 2017. 


Can I nominate my own business? 

Yes! A large number of entries into the awards each year are self-nominations. To nominate your own business, download an entry form from the ‘Nominate for 2018’ tab and complete this as fully as possible. 

Nominations can also be made by people outwith the company – so you can nominate a family member, friend, or just your favourite local business which you feel really goes that extra mile for the community. 

For every nomination made by a person outwith the company itself, a member of our friendly nominations team will get in touch with the company directly to notify them of their award nomination, and request more information. This is to ensure that all nominees are given an equal chance to provide information about themselves, and go forward to the first stage of the judging process on an equal footing. 

Please note that nominations are now closed.


Is there a cost for making a nomination?

No – it is free to make a nomination for the Scottish Rural Awards, whether you are nominating your own business or someone else. 


Can I enter more than one category?  

Yes, you can make as many or as few nominations as you wish, into multiple categories. 


Can I get feedback regarding my nomination? 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on individual nominations. 


I’m not sure which category best fits my business and would like to discuss my entry with someone. Who can I contact?

For more information or to discuss your nomination, please call the awards team on 0131 551 7919. 


When are finalists announced?

Finalists will be announced in each of the open categories in early December 2017.


How can I purchase tickets for the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards?

Tickets will go on sale in December 2017, but you can register your interest in the event by emailing info@scottishruralawards.org


I’m interested in sponsoring an award category. Where can I find more information?

For any queries about sponsorship, please contact Janice Johnston on 0131 551 7925.