SCOTTISH Rural Action have opened voting for the Rural Innovators Award 2016.
The awards seek to recognise and showcase some of the most innovative and effective ways in which rural challenges can be addressed.
It will be awarded to a project, person or organisation who is improving life in rural communities by tackling one of the priority challenges.
The award categories are as follows:
- Young people
- Climate change
- Health and social care
- Community councils
Scottish Rural Action national co-ordinator, Emma Cooper, said: “We are very excited to be able to start accepting votes for the Rural Innovators Awards.
“Some incredible and inspiring projects were nominated for the awards in this category and shortlisting was a challenging task.
“We would encourage people to have a look at the shortlisted projects on our website and choose the project they find most innovative and inspiring.”
The awards will be presented at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Brechin.
You can vote online at http://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/get-involved/ria-2015-16/
Voting closes at midnight on the 18th September 2016.
Winners will receive a paid-for place at the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 on 6-8th October 2016 taking place at Brechin Community Campus in Angus and will have the opportunity to present their project to delegates.
Notes to editor:
For more information about the Scottish Rural Parliament, see the FAQ page on our website or call Emma Cooper on 07896 216236.
Details of the Rural Innovator Awards and nomination processes are available on the website: http://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/get-involved/ria-2015-16/
Photo: The Food Life, Angus nominee for 2016.
The Rural Innvovator Awards are only held every two years.
Projects and their locations:
Green hillock Glamping – Angus
Bùth Bharraigh Ltd – Isle of Barra
GrowBiz Xchange – Perthshire
Community Post Office – Selkirk, Borders
Climate change category
SPICE (Strategic Partnership for improving the city of Elgin) – Elgin
Beautiful Renewables – Dumfries
Greening Kyle/ Cosy Homes – East Sutherland
CarbonBusters – Dumfries
Health and social category
Inspired by Autism – Dunoon and Cowal
Strathblane Community Care Model
BeFriend – Berwickshire
Dumfries and Galloway Refugee Action
Rent-to-Buy Scheme – Highlands
Welfare Rights Information Project – Argyll and bute
Ulva Ferry Housing Project – Isle of Mull
Rutherford Square – Kelso, Borders
Young people category
DD8 Music – Angus
Health and Safety in a Rural Location – SAYFC
Young people supporting young people in employment and training – Borders
Dynamic Dancing – Shetland
Angus Farmers Market
The Food Life
Community council category
Elgin Fairtrade Group
Sleat Community Council – Isle of Skye
Ettrick and Yarrow Commmunity Council
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