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Welcome to Helping It Happen

Scottish Land & Estates ‘Helping it Happen’ - a campaign to highlight how landowners and rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas.

There are already many instances of this taking place but so much more can be done that will result in wider benefit to communities, businesses and individual people. We want to make it clear that landowners and land based businesses want to be part of the solution and play an even greater part in a successful Scotland. Opportunities for collaboration and partnership exist in many areas and will help us all achieve things together.

Helping it Happen summarises exactly how estates businesses are involved in projects large and small across Scotland, and will hopefully encourage more activity of this kind.

Nominations Open For 2018 ‘Helping It Happen’ Rural Awards



People across Scotland are being urged to highlight the work done by local estates and land-based businesses to help their surrounding communities flourish, as nominations for the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 get underway.

Following a successful inaugural year in 2017, Scottish Land & Estates has declared the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 open for business. The national Awards, which aim to recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses in enabling and supporting success in rural areas, will once again be sponsored by The MacRobert Trust, with entries being considered in the following nine categories:
  • Rural Business Award
  • Tourism Award
  • Rural Housing Award
  • Education Award
  • MacRobert Trust Award for Working with Communities
  • Conservation Award
  • The Iver Salvesen Green Business Award
  • Innovation in Farming Award
  • Enhancing Our Environment Award
To nominate, people are being asked to share how their local estate, farm or rural business has made a positive contribution to their area. Entries can be submitted here before the closing date of 13 July 2018.

Entries for the Helping it Happen Awards 2018 will be reviewed by an independent judging panel with three finalists selected in each category. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony which will take place at The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh on 3 October 2018.



2017 Award winners have been announced!

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2017 Award finalists have been announced!

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2016 Regional Chairman's Award winners have been announced!

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