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Helping It Happen 2017 National Awards

Communities, businesses and individuals across Scotland are being asked for nominations for new rural awards celebrating estates and landowners that help their local region to flourish.

Scottish Land & Estates has launched the inaugural 'Helping it Happen' awards, which will recognise landowners and rural businesses that play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas.

For the new awards – which are to be sponsored by The MacRobert Trust - people are being asked to share how their local estate, farm or rural business has made a positive contribution to their local area via the Helping it Happen website – www.helpingithappen.co.uk. Those nominating can tell how their area has benefitted from the involvement of land-based businesses, and also view case studies from other regions across Scotland.

Nominations submitted will be considered by an independent judging panel

The awards will be given in the following categories:
  • Rural Business (incorporating business opportunities, diversification and employment)
  • Tourism
  • Rural Housing
  • MacRobert Trust award for Working with Communities (incorporating education and community engagement)
  • Conservation (incorporating wildlife and conservation)
  • The Iver Salvesen Green Business Award (incorporating environmental and renewable energy)

Once the submissions close in early April, an independent judging panel will sift through the award nominations before deciding the winners across six categories: rural business, tourism, rural housing, working with communities, conservation, and eco business.

An awards night will be held in Edinburgh on May 30, 2017, which follows Scottish Land & Estates' annual spring conference being held at the Assembly Rooms on the same day.

The closing date for nominations will be 14th April 2017.

Nominated Case Studies » Conservation




Conservation Award sponsorerd by Wardell Armstrong

Wardell Armstrong LLP welcomes this opportunity to sponsor the Helping It Happen campaign and to recognise the contributions that landowners and rural businesses are making to conservation throughout Scotland. Environmental protection and conservation management are at the heart of successful development projects and we are fortunate to work with clients passionate about delivering these objectives. We congratulate all the nominees and look forward to celebrating their successes at the awards ceremony.

Wardell Armstrong LLP is a multidisciplinary Engineering, Environmental and Mining consultancy with a history going back over 180 years and a reputation for high quality service.  We are an independent Limited Liability Partnership and have over 450 professional, technical and administrative staff based at offices in throughout the UK including Edinburgh and Glasgow. We combine an understanding of local and regional contexts with national and international expertise.  Our business areas include Energy and Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability, Infrastructure and Utilities, Land and Property, Mining, Quarrying and Mineral Estates and Waste Resource Management.


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