The Countryside Alliance Awards – celebrating rural Scotland
The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination!
The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Scotland’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.
The Awards run across the following categories:
1. Local Food Award
2. Village shop/ Post Office Award
3. Rural Enterprise Award
4. Butcher Award
5. Rural Pub Award
The applicants are judged on a range of criteria including their passion and commitment, sense of community, championing local food and the energy and diversity of their business.
The National winners will be announced 17th May 2023.
Being nominated for the Countryside Alliance Awards can have a real impact on rural businesses. Most importantly, those businesses which go on to become finalists or champions will receive regional and national recognition, strengthening the reputation of their brand.
Nominating in the Countryside Alliance Awards is a chance to celebrate the huge impact rural businesses have on communities and help them build for even more success in the future.